Make Shapes with a Rope


In this activity, the children work with shapes and mathematical concepts by making different sized shapes with rope.


  1. The children form groups and make different shapes with rope or something similar. The children can hold the rope in the air or place it on the ground.
  2. Talk about shapes and sizes with the children.


  • Let the children step inside the different shapes on the ground. Which shape has the largest and least space?
  • What can we do with the shape to get more space?
  • What can we make that only has enough room for two people?
  • What shape can we make that has enough room for all the children and adults?
  • How many different shapes can the children make with rope?


Skipping rope/string/thread


0 - 2 years
3 - 5 years


Large space
Small space

Motor skills

Learning areas

Activity type