Tangrams are Ancient Chinese puzzles used to illustrate stories. A tangram begins with a square, cut into seven standard pieces (look in a book for the pattern), each called a tan. In creating a picture, all seven tans must be used. They must touch, but cannot overlap.

Try making pictures with them, and then gluing them onto the front of a folded piece of card. This could make an effective Thinking Day card, especially if your particular Country is China!

Contributed by:
Liz Watts
Tres Condados Girl Scout Council
Ex Brownie Guider and County Hillwalking Adviser, England

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