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Shape Walk

Take the first steps toward geometry learning.

Learning Benefits

Hover over each Learning Benefit below for a detailed explanation.
Memory and Memorization
Gross Motor Skills

What you need:

  • Yourself
  • Pictures of different shapes

What to do:

  1. Prepare this activity by drawing shapes on a piece of paper — a triangle, circle, square, rectangle, oval, and diamond.
  2. Look at the shape drawings with your child.
  3. Play follow the leader! Walk in the outline of a shape and let your child follow you. Narrate what you're doing: When you turn a corner to make a square, for example, you might say "Sharp turn coming up!"
  4. Can your child match the shape she walked with the drawing of the shape?
  5. For an additional challenge, draw a shape with your finger on your child's back. Can she guess the shape?

Learning benefits:

  • Develops large-motor skills
  • Encourages shape recognition

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