Shape Search

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Chances are you’re looking for ways to keep outdoor excursions new and interesting during this period of social distancing. One easy way is to turn a walk into a shape search.

For this activity, we headed to the park. Though the playground remains off limits for play, we could at least look at it! I challenged Travis to search for simple shapes first: squares, triangles, and circles.

He found examples that ranged from the big (the circle on the ground)…

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…to the small (circles incorporated into the play structure).

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Triangles formed the roofs, and squares were in the platforms and rungs of the ladder.

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Though I hadn’t intended to ask about 3-D shapes, he started to notice those, too. “Mom I see a cone!” he exclaimed. We even stopped by the diamond shapes of a fence on the way back to the car.

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How are you keeping walks different and educational? Please share in the comments!

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