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