One day I was perusing through the Children’s book section in the library and I saw the book Frida and Bear Play the Shape Game! by Anthony Browne and Hanne Bartholin. This book is about Frida helping Bear think of things to draw. In order to accomplish this, Frida draws a shape and gives it to Bear. Then she asks Bear to “Try to turn this shape into something.”
This book encourages readers and young artists to use their imaginations to get their creative juices flowing.
My son and I read this book one night before bedtime. He thought it was a neat book and suggested we play the Shape Game. This is exactly what we did.
I will show you how to play.
- Writing Utensil such as Crayons, Markers, or Pencils
- Boogie Board (this is what we used instead of Paper and Writing Utensils)
- Draw any shape you like on paper or on the Boogie Board.
- Give the paper to your child and ask them to make the shape into a picture.
- Now have your child make a shape.
- Tell your child to give you the shape and you will make a picture from it.
My son and I had so much fun with this activity. He did not want to stop. He was excited to see what I made from his shapes.
This activity is great for spatial awareness and creativity! It is also fun to play while waiting for food in a restaurant or in a doctor’s office.
Have fun with this activity and be creative!
Don’t forget to check our two books, Teach your Toddler to Read Through Play and Fun and Easy Ways to Teach your Toddler to Write.
14 thoughts on “The Shape Game for Kids”
That’s such a smart game! Great to play even in the car on travel days!
Yes we have played this in the car on road trips too! Thank you for your comment Jenn!
The shape game seems like something both of my young kids would love! I love any game that encourages creativity and imagination. Thanks for the great idea!
No problem Amber! Thank you for your comment!
This looks like such a fun activity! I love that it involves using your imagination and sharing! Great idea!
Thank you for your comment. Yes it is a fun game.
What a fun game! Definitely will exercise kids creativity and will keep them busy for the summer!
Thank you for your comment Mallie. Yes I love this game!
I love this! I was just thinking I needed to find something to do with my twins today to get them involved in some learning play. This activity is perfect for just that! Thanks so much for the great idea!
No problem Jenn! I hope your twins like it!
I love the fact that a book was the inspiration for this! I‘ll have to get a copy and try this with our daughter.
Oh wonderful! I hope your daughter enjoys doing it!
What a fun shape game for kids! My kids would love this game!
Oh wonderful! It is a fun and easy game to play!