Shapes can be seen everywhere! Why not make a game out of finding them in our homes and outside! This will be a fun activity for National Scavenger Hunt Day on May 24.

First, make a shape chart.

  • Square
  • Rectangle
  • Circle
  • Triangle
  • Add new shapes – stars, ovals, diamond (rhombus), trapezoid, etc. – as your child learns them!

You can also download a shape chart here. Then, start your scavenger hunt as a family.

Invite your child to find objects around the house that have the shapes listed in your chart, and write them down or draw a picture of them in your chart. What do you see in this home (pictured below)?

Once you have completed your chart, count the number of each shape you found together.

Since scavenger hunts are lots of fun, do check out another of our online museum activities focused on finding colors in nature. Click link to start your colorful plant scavenger hunt.