Give Me the Circle

By Activity Bank on Nov 25, 2013

This activity has been revised and was originally created by Kathy Heydt and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, Volume 2, 1992).  The second edition is available for purchase.

This activity is designed to assist students who are visually impaired to improve their shape discrimination. Lessons include English Language Arts, Math, Orientation and Mobility, and Independent Living Skills.


Various toys and objects that are clearly a particular geometric shape


  • Provide the student with various toys and objects that are geometric shapes (e.g. Frisbee®, box, block, plate, book).
  • Ask the student to give you all the items that are circles (round).
  • Then ask for another shape and continue until all the items are gone.


  • Give the student an object and ask him to search through a box of items and find other items the same shape.
  • A group of students can play this game in a cooperative manner. Each student is responsible for collecting items of one shape. The students take turns removing items from the box, identifying the shape, and giving the item to the appropriate student.

Hint: Allow the student to explore various shapes throughout the day and name these shapes when he encounters them.