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Treasure Hunt for Shapes
Grade Level(s): Preschool
By: Debbie Haren, Preschool Teacher

To be able to find shapes in everyday objects.


To be able to find shapes in everyday objects.


  • Many different examples of everyday items that are common shapes such as circle, squares, rectangles and triangles.
  • Each student needs a piece of paper with the shapes made on them with the name of the shapes underneath.


Part 1:

Explain to the children they are going to find these shapes on the paper. Give them an example of each shape located in the room. Such as "Our clock is an example of a circle."

Part 2:

Then have children pair up and look for examples of their own of all the shapes on their paper. If possible, they could actually bring the items they found into the middle of the room after they find them.

Part 3:

After the children have all found examples of the shapes (with your help if necessary) then have them come back to group time and talk about what they found for each shape. This is great to get the kids talking and interacting with each other.


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