Shape Detectives

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In this activity, learners cutout a set of shape finder templates to explore shapes in the world around them. Learners will observe polygons, ovals, and circles around their home, school, and other familiar areas using the outlines of the shape finder. Includes step-by-step instructions with pictures, shape template cutouts, suggested reflection questions, and information on the roles of shapes in our world.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

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Materials List (per student)


  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry


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