Activity 4- Stick Shapes


Resources: Sticks and any other loose parts

Use Sticks to make 2D shapes and Transient Art Pictures

Can you make a shape/picture with your sticks?

I wonder what shape you will make?

How will you make it?

I wonder how many sides it has?

What does it remind you of?

Is there anything you would like to add to your shape/picture?

Intent- Learning Goals

Maths – shape, space and measure

22-36 months

  • Notices simple shapes and patterns in pictures.
  • Beginning to categorise objects according to properties such as shape or size.

30-50 months

  • Shows an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects.
  • Uses positional language.
  • Shows interest in shape by sustained construction activity or by talking about shapes or arrangements.
  • Shows interest in shapes in the environment

.• Uses shapes appropriately for tasks.

  • Beginning to talk about the shapes of everyday objects, e.g. ‘round’ and ‘tall’.

40-60 months

  • Beginning to use mathematical names for ‘flat’ 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes.
  • Selects a particular named shape.
  • Can describe their relative position such as ‘behind’ or ‘next to’ • Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.

Expressive Arts and Design – Being Imaginative

30-50 months

  • Uses available resources to create props to support role-play.• Captures experiences and responses with a range of media, such as music, dance and paint and other materials or words.

40-60 months

  • Create simple representations of events, people and objects.


Please use this space to record any findings, adaptations, reflections and quotes from your children.

Transient art is temporary so this could be an opportunity for your children to use cameras or iPads to take photos before their pictures/shapes are moved.


22-36 months

  • Seeks to acquire basic skills in turning on and operating some ICT equipment

30-50 months

  • Knows how to operate simple equipment, e.g. turns on CD player and uses remote control.
  • Shows an interest in technological toys with knobs or pulleys, or real objects such as cameras or mobile phones.

40-60 months

  • Uses ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer Software

 We would love you to email them back to us or share them on Tapestry.