I like art activities using shapes. It combines art and math. While creating pictures with geometric shapes, kids practice shape and size recognition, cognitive skills, fine motor skills, and creativity. Today we share an app letting kids create pictures with shapes.
The app Shape It is designed for kids from preschool to early elementary school. The activities have 3 stages to meet different ability levels.
At the first stage, kids can choose pictures provided as template, which include farm animals, tractors, trees and flowers. They can see the outlines of the shapes, and the shapes re-size themselves to fit into the pictures. Both the color and the shape have to match the ones on the template, or the little piece will not stay on the picture.
At the 2nd stage, kids can still choose pictures and will be able to see the pictures. But at this stage, they can’t see shape outlines. They have to pick the shapes with the right color, and use the tool provided to re-size or rotate the shape to fit into the picture. It is a good exercise to learn the relations between part and whole, proportions, and recognize shapes from different angles.
At the last stage, kids can create any pictures on their own. They don’t have to pick a picture from the templates. This is the place to have the creativity and imagination go wild.
The app interface is very intuitive. The picture templates are fun, and are mostly farm objects kids know about, like pigs, cows, trees, flowers.
After kids create their pictures, they can save them in the gallery by pressing the camera button.
Shape It is a fun app for kids to learn shapes and be creative at the same time. It is available for iPhone, iPod and iPad. It is $1.99 on App Store.
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For more art apps for kids, please visit 10 Art Apps for Kids Encouraging Off Screen Creativities.