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My First Shape Walk


My First Shape Walk

[30 Minutes]

Take your child on a neighborhood walk to search for circles, triangles, and squares!

You'll need:

• shape chart

What to do:

  1. Dress your child in appropriate clothing and go outdoors for a neighborhood shape walk.
  2. Give your child a paper chart that has a circle, triangle, and square drawn on it. She can carry this on her walk.
  3. Help your child look for objects that match the shapes on her chart. As you find objects, point to the shape on the chart that corresponds.
  4. Look for circles such as wheels on a car, stepping stones, birdbaths, and flowers.
  5. Squares could be windows on a house, street signs, sidewalk sections, and birdhouses.
  6. A triangle can be found on swing sets and roofs.
  7. As you are walking, sing this fun song together(Tune: " A Hunting We Will Go"):
    A hunting we will go,
    A hunting we will go,
    To find the shapes that we have learned,
    A hunting we will go.
  8. After your walk, make a shape lunch to enjoy with your child. Cut bread into circles, squares, and triangles and let your child help you spread peanut butter and jelly on them.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • What circle things did you see on your walk? Square things? Triangle things?
  • Which is your favorite shape? Why?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop large muscle and matching skills.

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