This is one of the ways I introduce translations! We make a design by drawing any kind of line along the bottom of an index card.
Cut the line, "translate" it up and tape!
Repeat on the side!
Step back and look! Maybe turn your shape...until it looks like something!
Maybe a duck! Or a...
Jellyfish! Then, translate your shape on paper tracing, translating, tracing, coloring until you have amazing math art!