Seeing Shapes

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

Endorsed by


  • Physical - Fine motor skills in drawing the shapes out.
  • Intellectual - Observe, relate observation, use words to describe the concept elements.
  • Emotional - Appreciation.
  • Social - Sharing with classmates.
Through a field trip or picture of an interesting building, children will be asked to look for hidden shapes (in the form of windows and decorations of the building), the number of shapes, and the colour of the shapes. Aside from this, children will also learn the value of sorting through this exercise.
Skill Level
Suitable for
4-5 years old
Estimated time
> 30 mins

What You Will Need

  • Paper
  • Clipboard
  • Coloured Pens
  • Optional: Picture of an Interesting Building

Step 1


Gather the materials.

Step 2


Invite the children to look at the building outdoors or a picture indoors. Ask the children to identify the building (can work with some children with prior knowledge).

Step 3


Ask what shape do they see in one of the building features (such as windows, etc.). Afterwards, ask the children to draw what they see on paper. Parents can also help the children create the drawing.

Step 4


Continue to ask them to look for other shapes and numerical elements (such as numbers and colours) to complete the picture.

Ask the Kids

Why do you think some building features such as a door is square in shape?

What other shapes do you see?

Do you see any colours?

Name the colours that you see.

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below