Discovering Different Shapes Outside
Step 1 Head to your backyard or a nearby park with your child, bring a mobile or camera to capture all the shapes you find or create.
Step 2 The first shape we’re looking for is a rectangle. If your child’s struggling to find one, try your garage door or a brick. Or encourage them to create one using twigs, leaves, flowers or anything found outside.
Step 3 Next shape is a triangle. Ask them to count the sides.
Step 4 Circle is up next. If you can’t find one, try drawing one with chalk or creating one with a garden hose.
Step 5 This one is trickier! We’re looking for a Hexagon. This might be easier to make than find, but here’s a tip: a bolt is usually a Hexagon.
Step 6 The final shape is Trapezoid. Again, this one is a little more difficult to spot outside. Try making one with your child using things you can find. Remember, this shape only has one pair of parallel sides so can take on many forms! Now you’ve captured all your shapes, don’t forget to share them and tag #Outsideologist.