Shapes You See with Luna™

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  • Skills: Identifying polygons, Describing geometric attributes
  • Grades: K-2
  • Grouping:Small Group, Whole Class
  • Time: 10-15 Minutes
  • Materials: Luna™, Projector or TV, pattern blocks, paper, pencil

Try It!


  1. Place a pattern block square and triangle on a piece of paper under the Luna. Move the shapes around several times and arrange them into a familiar object, such as a house or boat.
  2. Trace the pattern blocks and remove them from the paper. Create a picture by adding details like trees or water. Identify and label the triangle and square.
  3. Guide

  4. Provide each child with several different pattern blocks, a piece of paper and a pencil. Have students make various designs with the pattern blocks and use Luna to take snapshots for reference and documentation.
  5. Have students develop several designs, then trace the pattern blocks and create pictures. Encourage them to think dynamically; for example using the triangle as the head of a cow or the trapezoid as a sheep's body.
  6. Have the students share what they create with the class by taking turns placing their pictures under Luna. Have them take snapshots of their pictures for digital portfolios.
  7. Assess

  8. Create a teacher-generated picture with specific shapes to identify. Have students look for the shapes and identify them on their own using correct spelling. Students can include the Luna-generated pictures in a presentation to be shared with the class.
  9. Extend

  10. Challenge students by assigning specific shapes and giving specific scenes to draw such as, Draw a winter scene using two squares and one octagon.