Now 4 year old Jack loves to color, but he rarely puts much thought into what the outcome of his scribbles will be. Occasionally, it is a colorful rainbow, but usually he is more of an abstract artist. I thought some stencils might be a good way to bring out his inner Picasso and to review the names of shapes at the same time.
First, I let him use the stencil on his own to make whatever kind of picture he wanted. Then I showed him how to make Shape Man. We talked about the names of the shapes for each body part and which shapes might make sense for the legs or the arms. Here is my Shape Man example.
Next up after Shape Man? Shape City, perhaps?