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Bottle top shapes

Shapes and patterns can be found all around us – from flowers to footballs, seashells to staircases. In this activity, simple lines drawn on bottle tops or jam jar lids provide a fun way into the wonderful world of geometry.

Curriculum links

KS1 Maths: Geometry – properties of shapes

KS1 Maths: Geometry – position and direction

Downloadable resources

SMG Learning Activities – Bottle Top Shapes (PDF Document)

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