- A child makes a “zoo” by combining blocks lining the floor for elephants, walls around tigers, and arches for smaller animals to live in and on.
Help your student become a(n) Shape Composer (3D)
Activities for this and higher levels often involve creative construction with blocks and other construction manipulatives, with the teacher noticing, describing, and encouraging types of 3D composition that are at the next level for children (challenging, but achievable). Asking questions (How will we build an arch between those towers?) or even putting up pictures of actual buildings or block buildings that illustrate that type of construct might motivate children to try that new way of composing 3D shapes. Copying each others' construction can be another helpful approach.
Building Shapes with Blocks