Children learn best with plenty of hands-on opportunities to use shapes: unit blocks, puzzles, foods, parquetry blocks.
Start Shape Parade with a few shapes.
For children younger than 3, cut out their shapes to ensure safety and use plain shapes.
To make shapes: On construction paper, draw a big shape with Crayola® Washable Markers. Use a ruler to draw straight lines.
If you are 4 years old or older, cut out the shape with Crayola® Scissors. If you are younger, ask an adult to cut. Draw designs and borders with markers.
Place a small piece of double-stick tape on the back of your shape. With your friends, stick your shapes on the floor.
To play: A leader starts recorded music. Walk around the room, stepping on different shapes. When the music stops, the leader asks a child to name the shape. That child becomes the next leader.
Our crayons have been rolling off the assembly line since 1903, and you can see how it’s done.