For this activity, we used gold styrofoam cups and triangular blocks to create our very own suns.
Given the different shapes that these two items come in, they were the perfect tool for hands-on learning about basic math concepts: shape, size, area, geometry, measurement, and equivalencies.
While playing with the blocks, your child naturally began to sort them by a particular attribute, such as shape and size.
He may have noticed that the gold cups would make a perfect center, or that the triangular blocks would make the perfect sun rays. This exploration into the nature of shapes prepares your child for later geometric understanding.