Don’t hesitate—tessellate! We’ve got a load of fun animal designs you can make from the R15664 Tessellations Mosaics. Turn your beautiful artwork into a hanging mobile using our R51302 Nature Mobile.
- R15664 Tessellations Mosaics
- R51302 Nature Mobile
- Glue stick
- Artwork printed on 8.5 x 11″ paper
- Paint or markers
Print out the artwork onto photocopy paper and arrange the Tessellations Mosaics onto the paper. Use the outlines within the design as clues to what kinds of shapes you’ll use to fill in the designs.
The shapes and sizes of our Tessellations Mosaic are similar to traditional Pattern Blocks but in different colors. You can use your Pattern Blocks resources with our mosaics.
Our Tessellations Mosaics are capable of presenting you with the same educational value as Pattern Blocks but are more plentiful to allow your entire class to benefit from the experience of putting them together. These mosaics help to build critical thinking skills and allow students to explore the properties of geometric shapes. Using the Tessellations Mosaics, you can explore a variety of puzzle-solving exercises below or come up with your own!
Cut around the outside edge of the animal tessellation.
Flip the card sheet over to the blank side. Give your students more Tessellations Mosaics to fill in the other side.
Challenge students in older grades to not look at the opposite side of the cutout to match the arrangement, but instead come up with a new one!
Once students are satisfied with their new pattern, they can paste it down to the back of the cutout.
Punch a hole through the top of the cutout and attach some string to it.
Tie the other end of the string to our R51302 Nature Mobile Maker to make a Tessellations Mosaics mobile! The bright and beautiful colors of the Tessellations Mosaics work very well against the subtle nature-inspired design of our Nature Mobile Maker.
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