Grade: 3-5
Subject: Mathematics

#726. Symmetry Sketches

Mathematics, level: 3-5
Posted Sun Nov 8 09:37:29 PST 2009 by SymmetryMan (SymmetryMan).
Symmetry Worksheets
New York, USA
Materials Required: paper, pencils, red pens
Activity Time: 20 minutes
Concepts Taught: geometry, symmetry

Have students make "symmetry sketches." Challenge them to draw symmetrical pictures freehand, using lots of detail.

What to do:

Fold a sheet of paper into four equal parts, then open it up.

Square 1 - Have kids draw a symmetrical snowman. They should have lots of details, including hat, scarf, arms, etc. Have them draw the line of symmetry on their sketch with a red pen.

Square 2 - Have the students draw a symmetrical tree. It could be any kind of tree, so long as it's symmetrical. Have them include details, such as apples, birds nests, etc. Show the line of symmetry with the red pen.

Square 3 - Draw a symmetrical alien. Be creative and include lots of details. Show the line of symmetry with the red pen.

Square 4 - Draw a symmetrical picture of your best friend. Include clothes, shoes, face, and lots of detail. Show the line of symmetry with a red pen.

Kids will find it fun and challenging to make the sketches.