# Activities to Teach Students to Identify Quadrilaterals

As a teacher, one of the essential skills to teach your students is geometry, which includes identifying shapes and their properties. One specific shape that your students must be proficient in recognizing is a quadrilateral.

A quadrilateral is a four-sided polygon, and it includes various shapes such as squares, rectangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and rhombuses. Your students must be able to identify these shapes correctly to complete more advanced geometry problems.

Here are some fun and effective activities you can use to teach your students to identify quadrilaterals:

Bingo is always a fun and engaging game for students to play, and you can modify it for identifying quadrilaterals. Create bingo cards that show different types of quadrilaterals, including squares, rectangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and rhombuses. Call out quadrilateral names, and students must mark them on their bingo cards if they see them. The first student to get a full line or complete card wins.

Create a scavenger hunt where students must find and identify different types of quadrilaterals around the classroom or school. Provide a list of quadrilateral names and properties, and students must find examples of them to complete the scavenger hunt. This activity gets students moving and helps them recognize quadrilaterals in real-life settings.

Create oversized cut-outs of different types of quadrilaterals and ask students to sort them into groups based on their properties. For example, they can group all the shapes that have opposite sides parallel, or all shapes that have four congruent sides. This activity reinforces the idea that quadrilaterals share similar properties but also have distinct differences.