The purpose of this activity is to help your child describe and name different shapes and their characteristics. These skills are the foundation for learning geometry, which is used in many career fields such as construction, architecture, and engineering.
Find a few household objects of different shapes. Let your child hold the objects and help him/her describe them. Now put the objects in a non-see-through bag (e.g., a lunch bag, laundry bag or grocery bag). Take turns reaching into the bag, choosing an object, and without looking at it, describing the object. How many sides does it have? How many corners? Is it curved? Try to guess the shape and what the object is.
Some shapes may be difficult to find around the house. You can also cut out cardboard shapes from an empty cereal box.