Use this Candle Shapes Printable for your child to build shapes using candles. Talk about how many candles it takes to make each shape.
If you haven’t noticed, I’m on a roll lately with activities using materials I already have around the house. This “Build-a-Shape” activity using birthday candles was a lot of fun. I only had enough candles for B to build one shape at a time, but it still worked out well.
I’ve also seen something similar using popsicle sticks or craft sticks. If you have those on hand, build the shapes on a piece of paper and then trace them to create the mat. Give your child the mat and sticks to build the shapes.
Monday 27th of January 2014
I'm trying to print your candle build-a-shape mat but it's saying that it's not found :( would you mind emailing the pdf to me?
Wednesday 31st of July 2013
Love this idea. I have made a counting game with paper birthday cakes and numbers. They like putting that many candles on the cake. I once had a student ask me, "Does anyone really get old enough to put 10 candles on a cake? That is a lot!"
Wednesday 11th of January 2012
Great idea! Thanks so much for all you sharing. I've been following you for a while now, and using activities with my 2yo son, Little Mister. Finally I've started to blog too (its taken a while for me to get it happening!) and I would love for you to stop by and see what we're up to. I've linked to some of your Shapes activities in my latest blog post as this is what we're concentrating on at the moment.
Friday 13th of August 2010
Again... another idea I love!!! Keep 'em coming!
Jen @ lil Mop Top
Monday 9th of August 2010
Love it! and you can even keep count of how many candles you need for each shape. :)