I can’t imagine teaching or learning geometry straight from a textbook. So boring. There are so many ways to make the study of shapes and angles come alive. One of our favorite geometry activities for all ages is a geometry scavenger hunt.
We have used the geometry scavenger hunt many times over the years in different ways and levels. When the kids were just learning their shapes, the goal for them was to recognize shapes in their environment.
I might give them a card with a picture of a circle on it and then have them find a circle somewhere in the house or outside in the yard. When they found a circle, I would give them a card with another shape for them to identify and find.
Elementary level geometry means angles and 3 dimensional shapes. I used to love measuring the angles of things around the house. Angles are fun to seek and find.
Learning about 3 dimensional shapes is very difficult using just a 2 dimensional textbook. Using real-life shapes is essential. Finding them in a scavenger hunt makes understanding the concept easy.
When doing a geometry scavenger hunt, be creative. Let students tell what they have found by describing the object or design in detail, or you can let them take photos of their found shapes.
Download these FREE Geometry Scavenger Hunt printables for hands-on geometry fun!
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