Math Snacks: 3 Geometry Activities Using Pretzels

Pretzel Geometry Activities

What's a sure way to turn math practice into an activity children will love? Use snacks! The following activities use pretzels to help students practice basic geometry concepts, including angles, lines, and polygons. Read on to find out more.

Get ready to practice geometry skills (and munch on a few tasty treats too!) All you need for these hands-on math activities are pretzel sticks, markers, and a few sheets of paper. Any of these activities are ideal for classroom learning centers, and you can also encourage your students to do them at home with their parents. 

Types of Angles

Use pretzel sticks to make a right angle, an acute angle, and an obtuse angle. Label each angle with a marker. 

Making Angles With Pretzels

Types of Lines

Make parallel lines, intersecting lines, and perpendicular lines out of pretzel sticks. When you make the perpendicular lines, you can snap a pretzel stick in half. Make sure the perpendicular lines have right angles. Label the types of lines with a marker. 

Making Lines With Pretzels

Pretzel Polygons

Construct a variety of polygons with your pretzel sticks. In the pictures below, we made a triangle, a square, a parallelogram, a trapezoid, and a pentagon. Be sure to label each polygon. 

Making Pretzel Polygons
Making Polygons With Pretzels

It couldn't be much easier (or tastier!) to practice basic geometry skills. What do you think of these math snack activities? How do you incorporate snacks into your own math skills practice? Drop us a line in the comment section below!

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