# Making New Shapes from Other Shapes - Lesson for Kindergarten, Chapter - Shapes

In the lesson "Making New Shapes from Other Shapes," Kindergarten students embark on an engaging journey through the realm of early logic and geometry. This lesson forms a crucial part of the Shapes chapter within the Early Logic and Geometry unit, setting the foundation for students' understanding of geometric concepts. Through a series of interactive activities, including "Using Triangles to Make Squares and Rhombuses Worksheet" and "Using Squares to Make Rectangles Worksheet," students will explore how basic shapes can combine to form new shapes. Additionally, the "Creating New Shapes out of Other Shapes" activity further reinforces this concept by encouraging creativity and critical thinking.

Learning to manipulate and combine simple shapes to create new ones is essential for developing spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills. This foundational knowledge not only prepares students for more complex mathematical concepts in the future but also enhances their ability to understand and interact with the world around them. By recognizing patterns, understanding symmetry, and identifying geometric shapes in their environment, young learners develop a deeper appreciation for geometry's role in everyday life. This lesson, therefore, serves as a vital stepping stone in cultivating a strong mathematical foundation for Kindergarten students.

Estimated classroom time: 10 min
Chapter: Shapes
Unit: Early Logic and Geometry
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
3:00 min
Using Triangles to Make Squares and Rhombuses Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Using Squares to Make Rectangles Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
4:00 min
Creating New Shapes out of Other Shapes
Quiz
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• ### Activity 1 / Using Triangles to Make Squares and Rhombuses Worksheet

Learning with shapes is a fun way to improve spatial skills and encourage critical thinking.  With this worksheet, children learn that shapes, such as triangles can be used to make squares and rhombuses.  Clear illustrations show triangles being used to compose other shapes and the printable allows children to draw the new shape too! This print out is a great addition to the math classroom.

• ### Activity 2 / Using Squares to Make Rectangles Worksheet

Creating shapes from other shapes (composing shapes) is a great way to develop spatial skills. This a geometry educational standard for young students.  This worksheet uses objects with square shapes that are familiar to young children and then demonstrates how the square shapes, when put together, make rectangles.  Students practice tracing the new shape and then draw the shape independently. Print out this free downloadable for use in the math classroom today!

• ### Activity 3 / Creating New Shapes out of Other Shapes - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to create and identify new shapes from different shaped components.