Square Search

Looking for shapes around a room in a classic way to do a hands on learning with shapes. This gives you some hands on learning while in your house. This square search is easy to do and can be changed up for any shape that you might need.

The set up for this activity is really easy. It is one that you can do with little to no effort on your part. You just need to two materials to start with.

Square Search

What you need: tape measure, masking tape to make a square (or other shape desired.

Square Search

Before we got started Mary wanted to walk around the Square. This is a great way to put gross motor into your learning.

Square Search

The girls gathered square items around from the house. They found mostly blocks and books. As they gathered we talked about what makes a square: 4 sides that are the same length. We eliminated a few items they picked out before they were not the same on all four sides.

Square Search

After everything was gathered we looked at what was in the square. We took each item out and measured it. Did we really get the same on all four sides?

Square Search
Square Search
Square Search

We measured one of the blocks and they were able to tell that all the sides were square. We talked about how it made a cube, because all the sides were the same. We talked about how many sides there were on a cube.

Square Search

The girls had fun measuring all the items in the pile. This was a great way to learn about the shape and do some math as well.

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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6 Responses to Square Search

  1. Erin says:

    I love this! Great way to look for squares in their own environment!

  2. Mackenzie says:

    So fun! I love your ideas! We’d love for you to join the party at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know my readers will like your ideas as well! 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

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