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Learning about Symmetry with Playfoam

Learning about Symmetry with Playfoam

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You know how much we love working with playdough, clay, and Playfoam, so when we were recently accepted into Educational Insights’ Playfoam Challenge, we were absolutely thrilled!

Once our Playfoam arrived, we immediately set out to create something spectacular! Our first attempt resulted in a tropical island of unicorns and rainbows but we soon realized that Playfoam prefers to lay flat, and so back to the drawing board we went.

At that point, I decided this would be a great opportunity to teach the kids about symmetry, and so we had a fun-filled afternoon learning about symmetry with Playfoam. To see all the fun we had, please continue reading below.

Learning about symmetry with playfoam by the art kit

What You’ll Need

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What to Do

Begin by creating a design (or at least a starting point or idea of how you want to start your design). Our design was roughly based on a flower and so we started with a yellow circle of Playfoam for the center of our design. Our design grew organically from there, being careful to keep it symmetrical.

Learning about symmetry with playfoam by the art kit

The kids had fun selecting colors (we even mixed some of the colors, which was so fun!) and choosing patterns.

Learning about symmetry with playfoam by the art kit

The Playfoam was so fun to work with and felt great in our hands. Such a fun sensory activity for the kids!

Learning about symmetry with playfoam by the art kit

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We made our Playfoam design as large as we could until we ran out of table space. If our table had been bigger, we could have gone on all day learning about symmetry with Playfoam. It was such a relaxing and fun activity!

We loved all the bright, vivid colors of the Playfoam too.

We definitely recommend picking up a package of Playfoam and seeing what your children create. It’s always so fun to see what creative ideas they come up with.

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