Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve been enjoying all kinds of Valentine themed arts and crafts this year. I like to come up with different things to keep my kids busy and active and now they are a little older they enjoy STEM learning. Our STEM Valentine tangram for kids is a great STEM learning tool which helps build important STEM skills.
STEM Valentine tangram for kids
What is a tangram? Invented in China about 200 years ago, a tangram is a two-dimensional puzzle, created by cutting a square into seven pieces. The puzzle consists of seven pieces (one parallelogram, one square, and five different sized triangles). The goal of tangram puzzling is to reproduce various shapes that use all of the pieces with every piece touching and none overlapping.
Our Valentine tangram is inspired by these well-known Chinese puzzles.
All you will need is our free Valentine tangram puzzle sheet (there is a red and white version to choose from) and some scissors. You can easily turn our tangram into a card for Valentine’s Day – you will need some stiff card and a glue stick to do this.
First of all print out our free Valentine tangram. Cut out the coloured shapes along the bold lines.
Arrange the shapes to form a heart shape.
This makes a fun puzzle activity that can also be stuck onto card stock as a Valentine’s Day card.
There is a handy guide to how to make the heart if needed! Just check the off cut to find it.
Glue the pieces on to a co-ordinating coloured card to make Valentine art or give as a handmade card.
Don’t forget to check out some of our other Valentine’s crafts here.