Materials: A list of shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, heart, star, oval, octagon, hexagon, and diamond).
Tell your child that you are going to go on a shape hunt today. You will have a list of shapes you want to find throughout the day. You can focus on a few different shapes or all of the shapes on your list.
Begin by searching for shapes in your home. Can you find shapes where your child plays? Encourage your child to show you the shape and practice saying its name.
Now, look outside for shapes. Can you find shapes like the ones you found inside? Are there different shapes outside? Make a list of the different shapes you saw today and look for them in the future.
MAKE IT EASIER:
Focus on just one or two simple shapes like a circle and square. Have your child practice pointing to the shape and tracing it with their fingers. They can also practice saying the shape names.
EXTEND THE LEARNING:
Have a shape race! Tell your child you want them to find a certain number of shapes (three triangles) or a list of shapes (triangle, square, circle) in a set amount of time. Can they beat the timer?