Today we celebrate Art in Math in honor of Arts in Education Week!
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This is a 30 minute activity for school-age children that uses a mathematical approach to body part identification.
- To explore basic fractions
- To explore basic shapes that can be created by folding paper in halves and quarters
- To develop fine motor skills
Before You Start:
- Let children chose several colors of construction paper, including colors appropriate for skin tones.
- Create facial features by folding paper in halves and quarters to cut out symmetrical pieces. For example, cut a half circle out of a paper folded in half to create a complete circle for a head when unfolded. Repeat for nose, hair, etc.
- Have each child glue their cut out facial features together to create a self-portrait.
- Have students display their completed self-portraits and discuss similarities and differences between them.
For a more advanced activity, have children use the principals of fractions to create a complete body with arms and legs. This activity can also be great for improving self-concept.
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Check back tomorrow to celebrate Art in Science with us!