Step 1: Reviewing their original shape list, look for the shapes with similar attributes. Classify these into categories (such as parallel sides and non-parallel sides).
Step 2: Divide students into small groups of 3-5 students. Then, ask each group to create one of the shapes from a selected category (ie: a square from the parallel sides category). Provide them with up to 30 seconds to create the shape using their bodies only. After 30 seconds, say “freeze!” and students will freeze into their shape.
Step 3: Give students 5 seconds to find a new group with the same amount of people in it. Then, ask them to create the same shape using their bodies, but this time they cannot talk about it and they only have 20 seconds to create the shape.
Step 4: Repeat step 3, but during this rotation, students must create a shape from another category.