Saturday, September 22, 2012

Potato Stamps

One of the basic maths concepts Baby Bear and I work on at home is naming shapes. Baby Bear gets so proud of himself when he correctly finds and names a circle, "tine-gull" (triangle), "scare" (square), "tangle" (rectangle), "owall" (oval), heart, or star. It makes me quite proud as well. :)  One of the activities we did recently to practice a few of these shapes was potato stamping. To make the stamps, I cut a very long potato into thirds. I left one piece alone to be the oval. Then, I used a knife to carve the end of one piece into a square, and another piece into a triangle. Voila! Stamps!

Just dip...

...and paint!

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