Michael Hall’s Perfect Square is so cute, walking us through a happy little square’s journey. On each page the square gets cut, torn, or crumpled and becomes something beautiful.
This book so easily transitions into a fun art activity, I just couldn’t resist! I cut out 6 different squares, one for each color presented in the book. I used a tissue box to trace the squares. This size worked well for a 3 year old. Smaller pieces would’ve been more difficult for him to work with. You will also need a marker, scissors, glue and large white construction paper (maybe a few pieces if your squares are big).
We walked through each page of the book, cutting and tearing as instructed. Then J glued down his own creation, trying to mimic the pictures in the book. Most of the pictures he could complete on his own. The fountain and bridge did require a little mommy-help.
It does take awhile to complete each piece of square-art shown in the book. I was actually surprised that J remained fully involved to the end. I even tried to skip a page, worried he’d lose interest. Well, he quickly pointed out that I missed a page and that he just must create that square
This is a great activity if you’re working through the shapes. It works best for square-day; it would likely cause some confusion on circle-day! It’s also a great review of colors since each page highlights a different color.