This is a fun activity that helps children recognize different shapes and understand shape words
You need a room, or any space, filled with real objects!
This is a simple, quick version of i-spy.
Instead of calling out objects you see by using initial letters you secretly choose an object and then describe it's shape and size. You only give one clue at a time.
"I spy an object that is wider than the TV."
They guess, "sofa."
"No, my object is flat."
They guess, "rug."
"No, my object isn't a circle."
They guess, "window."
"Yes, good guessing"
At each guess try to give clues that are about the shape of the object - is it a flat shape or is it 3D... does it have corners, would it roll if it tipped over, does it have a certain number of sides or (if 3D) faces.
Once the game is understood, swap roles so you take turns choosing and guessing.
Be sure to encourage the use of 'shape vocabulary' rather than other attributes such as texture, colour or weight.