3D Shapes

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

We had a short vacation last week thus the absence of homeschool activities. We had so much fun exploring the beautiful sites of the north, visited the zoo and a lot more.  Will share it here soon!

Anyway, Mavi and I made some models for our 3D shapes lesson.  But it seems that the little guy was more interested in making cards for his friends and applying glitter glues on it.



We waited for it to dry up. And here they are...


Too bad I couldn’t make a sphere!  As you can see, my son wrote letters on it LOL.  We sorted out the printables that I got from Montessori Printshop.


Using these models, I’m happy that he can now distinguish 3d shapes with the plain ones.  And it is surprising that he memorizes the name of all the models that we created!


SourcePatterns for the 3D models are all from Paper Models of Polyhedra

Linking to:

Montessori Monday


  1. These look fantastic! I recall trying to make paper geometric solids with children years ago, and it was not easy to get everything to line up, but such a great activity. Yours look perfect!

  2. Great job - so impressed your 'little person' can do this! Must try it with my girls. Would love you to come visit me too; I blog daily about what I make with my young ones:
    Best wishes, Linda. x

  3. Your 3D shapes are awesome, Jae! I love the idea of matching the cards to the paper models. Thanks so much for linking to Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and added your post and photo to my Inexpensive and DIY Geometric Solids post at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2012/03/26/montessori-monday-inexpensive-and-diy-geometric-solids-and-extensions/