Let’s think about shape. What are some ge-o-met-ric shapes that you know? A three-sided shape maybe? One with 4 sides? Any more with 4 sides? And does anyone know what a shape with 6 sides is called?
And now…..take a piece of plain paper. Fold it in two.
Next, take a pair of scissors.
Can you snip along the folded edge of the paper to make some of those shapes? Can you make a shape with just two snips of the scissors? Can you make a ‘diamond’ shape with two snips?
And what about a triangle? That’s a bit more tricky to do than a ‘diamond’ isn’t it! Unfold the paper carefully and look to see if you have managed it!
(Well done Bianca!)
What about if you only snip once? What shape will that make?
A circle with just one snip? Or an oval perhaps?
And then there are rectangles to try. (How many snips for a rectangle?) And for a square? (These, like triangles, are a bit more tricky.) How about trying to make a hexagon; how many snips would that take? Look at all the shapes Mélina has made. How many different ones can you count? Snip, snip, snip!
Of course all that snipping left a snowstorm of cut-out shapes for us to sweep into the recycle bin when we had done…..
as well as (oh dear!) this multi-cut snowflake;
I’m not quite sure what geometric shape that is I’m afraid!