### Stringy Loops EYFS

This Early Years activity requires loops of string. What can the children make?

### Building Towers EYFS

This Early Years activity encourages children to build towers using a variety of cuboids.

### Paths EYFS

Children are asked to make a path for a toy using flat shapes in the Early Years activity.

# Making a Picture EYFS

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This activity is one of a set of trial Early Years Foundation Stage resources.  For further information and links to others in the set, please see the introductory page.

You may wish to download and print one of these three observation sheets (1, 2, 3) which link to this activity.

 Resources Thin card shapes (a selection of triangles, rectangles, semicircles etc.) A3 sheet of coloured thin card A (narrow) card frame that will go around the A3 sheet to create a 'picture frame' Activity The adult works with a group of children around him/her. There is a variety of card shapes available and s/he chats with the children to find out where on the A3 sheet to place the shapes in order to create a picture. Once the pieces have been agreed they can be pasted in position along with the frame. Questions to ask Which of these (shapes) would you like us to use? Where shall we put this one? Are we ready to put the frame around it? What do you see in the picture? Possible observations You may have opportunities to hear how the children describe the shapes giving some evidence of their understanding of properties of 2D shapes.   (If you are using coloured shapes then that is likely to be the most obvious way children will identify them.  However, encouraging children to find other ways to describe the shapes will help them develop their mathematical language, which is the focus here.) Follow up The children might decide to create their own picture.