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Guess The Shape

Shape recognition is an important concept that a child begins to learns through this activity.

 

Materials Needed:

  • Shape flashcards or simply draw basic shapes on a piece of paper and cut them out.

What to do:

  • This game requires some pre-teaching about the basic shapes of circle, square and triangle. Spend time pointing out the various shapes you see around your home with your child.
  • Once your child has learnt the basic shapes, expand their vocabulary by introducing other shapes such as rectangle and oval.
  • Either when you’re indoors or outdoors, point out a variety of shapes in different objects and see if your child begins to identify them.
  • Draw and cut out small shapes that the child is learning which they can match onto the shape flashcards.

Hints and Tips:

  • If playing with a small group of children, you could turn it into an active game by having children (one at a time or in teams) run up to the shape you call out and ‘tag’ it.
  • You can play this game outdoors; see if your child can search for any shapes in the backyard.
  • You can use Shapes Flashcards and Shapes Posters available under Printables in this website.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Begins to identify and recognize basic shapes.
    - Names and identifies different objects.
    - Tries to obtain information through questions.
    - Names objects based on description.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Block Play, Construction Area, Toy Table
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Language Development, Learning Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO2 - Children Are Connected With And Contribute To Their World

    2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

Created On January 1, 2015 Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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