Trace and Match (home learning)

Trace and Match (home learning)

  • Early Learning
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Social
  • Outdoor Learning
  • ...

Activity Summary

Sometimes the best activities can come from your own backyard. Gather some objects from nature and trace them to make shapes. Then match the shapes with the objects. This activity is great for stimulating memory and problem-solving and just good fun!

Activity guides and printables

Lesson Plan

Activity details

Curriculum Mapping

EYLF Learning Outcomes

Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world.

Curriculum connections: Science, The Arts, Critical and Creative Thinking

Tips for Parents and Carers

Help your kid/s trace the objects initially and go over which shapes match with the objects as you go. Is it skinny and long? Wide and small? This will give them something to think back on when matching them independently.

Additional Info

Ideal for: Early Learning Ages 3 - 4


  • investigate
  • fresh air
  • playtime 
  • brain teasers 
  • chill time
  • be creative 
  • think and connect

Time required: 20 minutes 

Some kids will be able to work on this activity with minimal help.

Learning@Home from Cool Australia

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

Resources Required

  • Different-sized leaves and gumnuts from the garden
  • Paper 
  • Pencil
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