## Design a Zoo: A Fun Math and Art Project for Kids

Welcome to the world of miniature zoos, where math and art collide to create a fascinating STEM project for kids! In this exciting adventure, we’ll roll the dice to determine the size of each animal enclosure in your very own zoo model. Get ready to explore the concepts of area and perimeter while unleashing your creativity with additions in your DIY zoo. The possibilities are endless in this captivating math STEM activity!

• Cardboard boxes (various sizes)
• Scissors
• Tape
• Rulers
• Markers
• Colored paper
• Dice

Step 2: Roll the Dice to Determine Enclosure Sizes

Now comes the fun part! Grab your dice and let’s roll to decide the dimensions of your animal enclosures. Each roll of the dice will determine the length and width of an enclosure.

For example, if you roll a 3 and a 5, your enclosure will be 3 units long and 5 units wide.

Step 3: Construct Your Zoo Enclosures

Using your cardboard boxes, scissors, and tape, start constructing your zoo enclosures based on the dimensions determined by the dice rolls. Be creative and design different shapes and sizes for your enclosures.

Step 4: Calculate Area and Perimeter

Once your enclosures are ready, it’s time to put your math skills to work! Calculate the area and perimeter of each enclosure using the following formulas:

• Area = Length x Width
• Perimeter = 2 x (Length + Width)

Record the area and perimeter of each enclosure in a table or chart for easy reference.