ALuv (currently 6 years old) is working on shapes in math right now and I thought it would be fun to do some Thanksgiving related things with shapes. I searched online for some free Thanksgiving-themed tangrams and was unable to find some. Maybe there are some free ones out there, but after searching for quite some time, I decided to try my hand at making some myself (i.e. I made them the old-fashioned way).
ALuv was up for the challenge and he helped me design them. We had a blast doing this together!
The turkey took some tweaking. We tried it three different ways, dissatisfied with each one, and finally my husband came to the rescue and designed one that looked much better (this is not the one he designed).
I thought I’d share these tangrams with you just in case you’d like to use them. Each tangram has a Level 1 (with each individual shape drawn within the tangram) and a Level 2 (just the traced outline of each picture) that you can download. Keep in mind these are crudely hand-drawn! :) One day I’ll have the program and the know-how to make tangrams and other printables like Karen on Pre-Kinders *sigh*.
These are in Microsoft Word form because when saved as PDF’s, the size changed just enough that the shapes wouldn’t fit. Oh, and the basic pattern blocks, like these, should fit inside. Please let me know if you have trouble with any of them.
- Mayflower Tangram-Level 1 & Mayflower Tangram-Level 2
- Pilgrim Tangram-Level 1 & Pilgrim Tangram-Level 2
- Native American Tangram-Level 1 & Native American-Level 2
- Turkey Tangram-Level 1 & Turkey Tangram-Level 2
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