Shape Shifter

  • Pre K/K

  • None

Development Goal

To support group management, identify the components of shapes, and form different types of shapes.

Before You Start

Skills Practiced: Listening, spatial awareness, and shape recognition.

  • Use attention getters to initiate countdown for each round of game.
  • Talk about different shapes and the amount of sides each shape has.
  • Model with students the ways in which they move their bodies to create shape.
  • Students should not touch one another and should exhibit good listening skills.


Set Up

Identify a space with safe boundaries that fits the entire group in the shape of a circle (this will allow the group to morph into appropriate shapes throughout game).

How to Play

  • The object of the game is to form the shape the leader identifies at the beginning of the round within a specific amount of time.
  • Then every student in the class (100 % participation) should use their body to form the shape.
    • Students should stand straight-up, side-by-side to form the shape.
    • Students should form the sides and angles of the different shapes.
  • After each round debrief the shape making sure the shape has the right amount of sides and the angles are approximately accurate.
  • Repeat and form different shapes.


  • Make the students form the shape without speaking, therefore practicing their non-verbal communication.
  • Make the students skip, hop, or act like their favorite animal while forming the shape in order to encourage different types of movement.