Seeing Shapes

by Monica K

Through a field trip or picture of an interesting building, children will be asked to look for hidden shapes (in the form of windows and decorations of the building), the number of shapes, and the colour of the shapes. Aside from this, children will also learn the value of sorting through this exercise.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Suitable For: 4-5 years old

Estimated Time: > 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Seeing Shapes

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Fine motor skills in drawing the shapes out.

  • Intellectual - Observe, relate observation, use words to describe the concept elements.

  • Emotional - Appreciation.

  • Social - Sharing with classmates.


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Step 1

Invite the children to look at the building outdoors or a picture indoors. Ask the children to identify the building (can work with some children with prior knowledge).

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Step 3

Continue to ask them to look for other shapes and numerical elements (such as numbers and colours) to complete the picture.

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  • Paper

  • Clipboard

  • Coloured Pens

  • Optional: Picture of an Interesting Building

Step 2

Ask what shape do they see in one of the building features (such as windows, etc.). Afterwards, ask the children to draw what they see on paper. Parents can also help the children create the drawing.

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