Shape Walk

Take the first steps toward geometry learning.

Ages

3-5


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
Shapes
Geometry
Gross Motor Skills
Math Activities
Memory and Memorization
Age 5
Age 4
Age 3
Motor Skills
Early Math
Geometry
Shapes and Sizes