Read “Square” to the children. Discuss the challenges that Square faced while creating a sculpture for his friend, Circle.
Get the children involved. Ask them questions, like, “What did Square need to do in order to create a circle?” or “How else could he have created a circle?” Encourage them to use their imaginations.
Give the children a large piece of moldable dough to create a 3-dimensional square. Encourage the children identify the attributes of a square (corners, edges, faces, etc.)
Challenge the children to turn their squares into circles. Ask them to determine what they would need to do to make the change. Invite the children to explore various ways of forming the two shapes.