-Read the book “Grandfather Tang’s Story” by Anne Tompert. The author uses tangram pieces to illustrate the story a grandfather tells his granddaughter. Children will enjoy recreating the tangram creatures found throughout the book.
-Make a shape book of all the new configurations created using other shapes. You can write text for your child to 'read' later. For example, “A triangle plus a triangle can make a square."
Adjust for an older child
The seven tangram pieces can be used to create a large square. Challenge your child to recreate the square.
Adjust for a younger child
Omit the 'hiding' of the shape for the younger child. Instead, help the child recreate the shape you have made.