VISUAL ARTS AND MATH
Shape and Color Necklaces
Colored construction paper, yarn, hole punch, scissors for each child and shape templates.
You may wish to have the shapes drawn on the colored paper prior to the activity. Prepare yarn cut into enough strands for each student. Have ready colored sheets of paper for each shape and child.
To aid in students’ ability to recognize shapes and colors when looking at works of art and other objects or images.
This necklace will serve as a teaching tool when presenting art or objects, such as those provided in the transparencies or discussing shape and color. For example, when discussing the circle, students may refer to their own necklaces as a resource. You may wish to have your students wear these necklaces during their visit to the Museum.
For your convenience shape templates are included in the packet (p.36).
Review the colors and shapes the students will be using to create their
1. Have students cut out shapes (Circle, Rectangle, Square and Triangle) of different colors (each different). Additional shapes and colors can be added if desired.
2. After each shape has been cut out, punch holes large enough for a piece of yarn to slip through. Provide each student with a strand of yarn to thread through the shapes. Help each student tie the two ends of yarn together to make their necklace.
3. Present students with an image. Point out a particular color or shape. Students should be able to select the matching shape or color from their necklace. Repeat this activity with different images to practice identifying colors and shapes or for review activities.