Loose Parts Hearts

Explore size and shape with this loose parts investigation. Print both the ‘big’ and the ‘small’ heart. Describe the shapes. Perhaps extend older children by asking ‘How are they similar?’ ‘How are they different?’ With younger children focus on the vocab ‘big’ and ‘small’. Why not investigate how many e.g. duplo bricks you can fit in each and then compare the amounts? Adapt for different ages by using smaller or larger loose parts. Why not involve a tool such as tweezers in the process to develop fine motor skills? For our youngest children these templates could also be used as a stimulus to sort small and big objects…e.g a table of objects with a small and big version of each and the children place the objects next to the appropriate heart. (Original artwork drawn by Sara Murphy and final digital resources created by Stuart Murphy.)

Loose Parts Hearts Investigation - Big and Small

Loose Parts Hearts Investigation - Big and Small

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