A shape does not have to have a literal meaning.  Children often make shapes for the sheer joy of making them, much as they enjoy drawing lines. - A Place for Ideas: Our Theater

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Exercises with shapes:

  • create shapes from paper, assemble into a collage
  • tear paper to create shapes, try to make recognizable shapes, then make un recognizable shapes
  • use clay to make three dimentional shapes
  • tie several knots on a rope and then drop the rope on paper - what shape did it make? Trace it to the paper.