I folded a piece of paper in half and drew a sock. How many socks did I have? I asked him. One, he guessed.
I unfolded the paper to reveal… two socks! He thought this was a neat trick.
Now it was time to add silly decorations. For each one, fold a piece of paper in half and cut out shapes or designs. Travis loved discovering each time that he had duplicates of each shape.
I helped Travis ponder where on the socks each shape needed to go to keep them symmetrical. At first he had things a little reversed (the heel of one sock and the toe of the other, for example) but as he worked, he got the hang of it!
This is a simple and quirky project that will give a great visual about symmetry to little learners.