Lesson Plan

Shape Hunt

Identify shapes in the world around you!
Tamara L.
ITRT - Instructional Technology Resource Teacher
Hanover County Public Schools
Ashland, United States
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts

Students will be able to...

  • Identify basic flat shapes in everyday objects
  • Analyze shapes to identify number of sides and vertices
  • Create photo collages using technology
Grades Pre-K – 3
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Shape Review

Teacher introduces Shape Hunt lesson with a review of shapes and attributes (sides, vertices).  Using the Educreations app, the teacher models how to complete a shapes and attributes chart. Students can create their own charts using the Educreations app and screenshot capture their completed chart.


2 Capturing Shapes

The teacher will instruct students on how to use the iPad Camera or Pic Collage app to capture photos. Students will walk around the room, or throughout the school, to photograph hidden shapes in the world around them. Teachers can create a recording sheet for students to manually record shapes and attributes, or students can use the Educreations app from the Shape Review to identify which shapes they actually captured.

3 Collage Creation

Using the Pic Collage app, the teacher will model for students how to create a shape collage using the steps below:

  • Open Pic Collage app
  • Import photos of shapes and shape attribute chart (screen capture from Shape Review - Step 1)
  • Resize, rotate and rearrange photos
  • Add text and change font
  • Resize text
  • Add Title, Student Name and Labels to each shape
  • Add Smiley Face sticker to shape attribute chart
  • Change background (optional)
  • Save/export collage to iPad Camera Roll

4 Sharing Collages

Students (or teacher) will upload completed collage images off each iPad into a teacher-made Dropbox account. This will allow all images to be stored in one location.

Next, teachers can go to any laptop or computer with internet capabilities and visit the Dropbox website to download images to print or share. 

Options for sharing include (but are not limited to):

  • Creating a SlideShare or Google Slides presentation for parents;
  • Importing images into a Google Site or Weebly website;
  • Sharing collages through social media sites such as a class Instagram or Twitter account