Shapeville

Playing Shapeville is a great way for your child to increase their knowledge of shapes!

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While Playing: 
  • Cut out different pages from a variety of magazines. Sit with your child and point out the different shapes in the picture. For example, if using a picture of a car, indicate that the tires are circles and the windows are rectangles. 
  • While out with your child, either walking or in the car, point out different shapes in their environment. For example, when walking by a building point out that the building is a large rectangular prism, and the windows are rectangles. Or, when drinking from a can, explain to your child that the can is also a cylinder.
Ontario Curriculum Connections: 

Playing Shapeville is a great way for your child to increase their knowledge of shapes! Not only will your child learn shape names, but he/she will also get a chance to use their newly acquired matching skills. In Shapeville kids have to find specific shapes in different photographs. This activity allows children to realize that shapes are found everywhere in our environment.

Sr. Kindergarten
Kindergarten

  • identify the characteristics of two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects
  • show willingness to persevere in solving problems
  • identify and sort three-dimensional objects (e.g., cans, blocks, balls, cones)
  • identify and sort two-dimensional shapes (e.g., circle, square, rectangle, triangle).
At-Home Activities: 
  • Cut out different pages from a variety of magazines. Sit with your child and point out the different shapes in the picture. For example, if using a picture of a car, indicate that the tires are circles and the windows are rectangles. 
  • While out with your child, either walking or in the car, point out different shapes in their environment. For example, when walking by a building point out that the building is a large rectangular prism, and the windows are rectangles. Or, when drinking from a can, explain to your child that the can is also a cylinder.