Searching For Shapes And Patterns (home learning)

Searching For Shapes And Patterns (home learning)

  • Primary
  • Year 1 - 2
  • Mathematics
  • Science
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Lesson summary

Kids will use their observation skills in a structured way to explore a space outside. Kids will take a walk outside and look for shapes, patterns and textures that can be found in nature, and will keep a record of their observations.

Lesson guides and printables

Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Curriculum codes:

Complete lesson for classroom teachers:

Safety advice: Ensure kids understand risks associated with touching objects that are outside, such as prickly or poisonous plants.
This activity is a great one to do together as a family. Younger children will need support to complete this activity.

Ideal for: Lower Primary Ages 6 – 8


  • investigate 
  • fresh air 
  • get moving 

Time required: 20 to 30 minutes

Curriculum connections: Mathematics, NumeracyCritical and Creative Thinking

Resources required

  • Pen and paper
  • Device capable of taking photos (optional)

Tips for parents and carers

When completing an activity like this with kids, it can be useful to use additional prompts around what you’re doing to deepen the experience for kids. Prompts you could use include:

  • Why do you think that? Tell me more about that.
  • What does this make you think about?
  • What information is new to you?
  • What questions do you have about this?
  • What did you find interesting or important about this?

Additional info

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.

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