Stories in Shapes

Tiger Stories in ShapesStories in Shapes,
a Tiger Elective Adventure

 

The Tiger Den Leader guide says, “This adventure will engage the boys’ imaginations and creativity as they work on some simple art projects that do not require traditional art skills.”

 

Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and fun ways to complete them!

 

Requirements:

 

1. Visit an art gallery or a museum, explore an art website, or visit your library. Do each of the following:
a. Look at pictures of some abstract art with your den or family. Decide what you like about the art, and share your ideas with the other Tigers.
b. Create an art piece.
2. Do the following:
a. Draw or create an art piece using shapes.
b. Use tangrams to create shapes.

How to Make Shapes with Tangrams

make shapes with tangramsDo 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. Continue reading

Free Summer Activities for Kids Ebook

free summer activities for kids ebookWhile looking for some summer activities for kids, I ran across a very cool website called Paper Toys.  They have images that the boys can download, cut out and fold to make paper models.  And it’s completely free!

Our Webelos will enjoy constructing their own Porsche 911.  Hmmm…  Maybe I’ll download one of these to give to my husband.  That’s his dream car, and I can say that I gave him a Porsche 911!  🙂

The t-rex is perfect for the younger boys, and Cub Scouts of all ages will love building the 3D model of the Capitol Building.  Check out all of the models that Paper Toys has available. Continue reading