For hands on learning fun- explore shapes through origami! This cube teaches symmetry, triangles, rectangles, squares and parallelograms. For upper grades, measure the cube's dimensions and/or extend this lesson as a surface area lesson.
You will need six pieces of construction paper, cut into squares. I usually use 12 x 12 pieces of paper. Colors do not matter, you can use six different colors if you would like but the product looks best when only three colors are used.