Shape Scavenger Hunt

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 recognition gross motor game. I love the scavenger hunt idea for identifying shapes. Great in an educational setting, therapy, or at home!

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.

Shape Hunt Card

Needed

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

Shape recognition gross motor game. I love the scavenger hunt idea for identifying shapes. Great in an educational setting, therapy, or at home!

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

The shape scavenger hunt is included in the Shape Movement Pack.  Get this along with several other fun ways to move with shapes!

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