Do you know what a tangram is? You probably do, but you don’t realize it. Tangrams are those square wooden puzzles that are cut into seven smaller shapes. You use those shapes to make images. There is a legend about the first tangram that might be interesting to read to your Cub Scouts.
One of the requirements for the Tiger elective adventure, Stories in Shapes, asks the boys to use tangrams to create shapes. Allowing the Tigers to use their imagination in designing these images will spark their creativity.
This might be a bit difficult for some boys, especially using the black and white image that’s in the Tiger Leader Guide. Instead, use the colorful printables available free from the Tangram Channel. You can download a set of tangram pieces here. [Read more…]