Hide and Seek Shapes


Welcome to our Hide and Seek Shapes game! This activity is intended for first graders, and it will also help students be able to identify their shapes, and recognize different shapes around the classroom.



Students will be put into groups of two or three, and each group will have their own specific shape to find around the classroom. They will create a "poster" telling the class about their specific shape, and at the end of their findings, they will take a survey/quiz on their shape. 

Student 1 will look around the classroom to find 10 of their same shape and help create the poster. 

Student 2 will be in charge of finding the information to create the poster, and then help create it.

Student 3 will find examples of their shape in the classroom and in the real world, and then help create the poster.


Make sure you all have the shapes chart and rubric of what needs to be on you posters before you get started on your findings.

You will also need to make sure before submitting your activity, that you have taken the quiz and made sure your posters have the correct needed information on them.

Step 1: Watch a fun Youtube video explaining shapes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmaKlT2Zrfk


Step 2: Watch another fun Youtube video explaining shapes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux_kLd7qAcY

Step 3: Go to this website to play this shapes game: https://www.splashlearn.com/math/shapes-games-for-1st-graders (Click on "Count the Faces Game")

Step 4: Go to this website to find shapes in the picture provided: https://www.education.com/games/first-grade/geometry/ (Click on the game "Spot the Shapes")

Step 5: Go to this Math Dictionary to help find more useful information about your shape: http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/qr/s/shape.html

Student was able to recognize which shape they had. Student recognized their shape. Student has seen the shape before, but did not know it's name. Student had never seen the shape before and did not know its name.
Student completed all of the tasks needed to be done (watching videos, playing games provided, etc.). Student completed every task. Student completed half of the tasks provided. Student did not complete any of the tasks.
Student was able to identify their shape throughout the classroom and in the real world. Student came up with lots of examples of where they see their shape. Student came up with 3 or less examples of where they have seen their shape. Student could not come up with any examples of their shape.
Student completed their poster with great information and detail provided. Student's poster was very well done. Student's poster had some missing information. Student did not have a very well put together poster/did not create one at all.



While working together with your partners on this WebQuest, you identified the shape you were given, looked at other shapes through the websites, games, and Youtube videos, and created a poster to explain to your others peers what your shape was.

Great work first graders! You complete your WebQuest. Now, you can point out shapes anywhere you go!



INTASC-2013.4.c - The teacher engages learners in applying methods of inquiry and standards of evidence used in the discipline.

INTASC-2013.4.d - The teacher stimulates learner reflection on prior content knowledge, links new concepts to familiar concepts, and makes connections to learners experiences.

INTASC-2013.5.f - The teacher engages learners in generating and evaluating new ideas and novel approaches, seeking inventive solutions to problems, and developing original work.

INTASC-2013.6.i - The teacher continually seeks appropriate ways to employ technology to support assessment practice both to engage learners more fully and to assess and address learner needs

INTASC-2013.9.f - The teacher advocates, models, and teaches safe, legal, and ethical use of information and technology including appropriate documentation of sources and respect for others in the use of social media.

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The benefit of this WebQuest is to provide students with extra information on a specific shape provided to them. While many of them might already know their shapes, this was a great activity to allow them to test their knowledge on the shape, and give their peers extra information that they might not have already known. This WebQuest should take students between an hour to two hours to complete.