Activities for Symmetry: Reinforce the concept of symmetry with these easy to print and prep math centers. These activities are hands-on, and will help students understand how symmetry works.
Symmetry is a math concept that is best practiced with hands-on centers: our loose parts center worked on this concept to give them some great practice (you can see that here).
We also had a few more centers to reinforce the concept so that students could get lots of practice:
Line of Symmetry Task Cards
These task cards are perfect for practicing drawing lines of symmetry on objects. There are letters, numbers, shapes, and more!
My students found these challenging since some of the images have a line of symmetry that is vertical, and others are horizontal.
Pattern Block Line of Symmetry
These task cards and work mat are great for completing pictures along a line of symmetry using pattern blocks. My students found this activity challenging and they had to play around with the pieces before getting the hang of it. Once they did, they had a great time following the cards or making up their own images.
I also have a similar activity that my students love- pattern block flowers and butterflies. Those are great for the spring.
Draw a Picture with a Line of Symmetry
This drawing prompt was a huge hit with my students. My teaching partner and I thought this was going to be a big challenge for our students, but they did such a great job with this!
They had so many great ideas: flowers, clouds, trees, but this one has to be my favourite…
‘moustache’ has got to be the greatest answer!
This worksheet is a really easy and simple way to work on symmetry skills. Students have to use a q-tip to dot both sides of the butterfly to make them the same.
more activities for symmetry
If you need even more ideas, you can check out any of these blog posts. They have lots of ideas to make your planning easy:
- How to Teach Symmetry in Kindergarten
- Invitation to Explore- Line of Symmetry
- Pattern Block Flowers Line of Symmetry Activity
- Kindergarten Line of Symmetry Activities
If you would like to try some of these centers, they are available in my Easy Print and Prep pack, along with more hands-on and fun activities! The bundle has 10 math strains to make planning easy all year.
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