You’ve got kids with the wiggles. They can’t sit still for more than a couple minutes at a time. There little kids though, so it’s expected. The problem is that it’s also expected that they know so many things! The lesson that you are currently working on is learning about shapes. How are you going to help these kids identify and know their shapes and keep them engaged? How about trying a shape scavenger hunt? I know I have a child who is learning his shapes, but I can’t expect him to sit down and do worksheets based on shapes! I wouldn’t even want him too! Adding movement to learning makes it fun and engaging!
Shape Scavenger Hunt
At home we do the shape scavenger hunt. We do what I’d like to call the minimalist version. I hide the shapes and my toddler finds the shapes and identifies them for me. He isn’t perfect, (the square and rectangle are tough!) but he is having fun doing it. It’s learning through play.
Shapes – objects or actual shapes on paper
Checklist/Shape list/Paper to draw shapes – based on what you want to include in your shape scavenger hunt
Scavenger Hunt Ideas
This scavenger hunt can be made even more challenging depending on the level your child is at. Vary it up by adding different variables to your shape hunt.
Have the kids search for shapes and draw that shape.
Have students write number of shapes that they find (3 circles, 2 squares etc)
Have the kids find a shape and match it to the shape on their sheet of paper.
Add gross motor movements in to the shape search. For example, jump to the triangle in the room or skip to the square!
Have the kids find objects throughout the room that look like a circle or square!
Get Your Shape Scavenger Hunt
Love this idea, but don’t want to take the time to create it? I don’t blame you, you can use mine! I’ve created a shape scavenger hunt that I have available for you in my shop or in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. (You can also get it in a bundle (shop or TPT) so you can scavenger hunt for letters and numbers too!).
Included In The Shape Hunt
- Set of Small Shape Cards (6 per page)
- Full Sheet Shape Cards
- What Did You Find Check Boxes
- What Did You Find Drawing Boxes
- How Many Shapes Sheet
- What Shape Looks Like Your Shape Sheet
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My store at Pink Oatmeal has ideas to get the kids moving at home, in the classroom, and in therapy! If you prefer Teachers Pay Teachers you can find me there too with even more ideas to get the kids moving!