Numbers, shapes, nature, household vocabulary, clothes, body and feelings
Instructions for teachers
Cut up one set of cards per class or per group, then remove cards that your students don’t know the name of, will probably have difficulty reading and/ or won’t be able to make shapes of with the blocks that you have available.
For any of the cards below, students can either race to make a suitable shape out of their blocks or race to shout out and/ or write the name of what they think is being made from blocks in front of them. For the former game, the words on the cards can be held up and/ or shouted out. Note that some of the shapes need to be made flat on the table or floor, while others such as “cube” need to be 3D, and that for some of the flat ones such as “oval” it is better to make outlines instead of solid shapes.
Cards to cut up
|fifty seven||a hundred|
|boy/ man||girl/ woman|
PDF version for easy saving and printing: Making shapes from blocks games