Fun With Perspectives – What is This?

Almost 2 years ago now, I shared a post on looking at things from different perspectives. It was a fun post so let’s do this again! 🙂

Looking at things from different perspectives can be a little hard to explain to a child. But here is a way that might help them understand that things look differently depending on how you look at them. And it can be a lot of fun! It’s also a good reminder to us adults, that the way kids see things is different from the way adults see them. Sit down on the floor in your in kitchen and take a look around. Can you see what is on top of the countertop? Do the doors on your cupboards look bigger? What if you need a drink of water, but the faucet is waaaaay above your head? I think you understand what I’m talking about. 😉 So let’s have some fun with the perspective of being really close up to something when you can’t see the whole thing and compare it to the perspective of seeing the whole object. See if your kids (and you!) can guess what each close up picture is before you scroll on to the answer that reveals what you’re looking at. Here we go!

#1.) What is this?

Answer: If you said swiss cheese, you are right!

#2.) What is this?

Answer: It’s a playground ball!

#3.) What do you think this one is?

Answer: Surprise! It’s a toad!

#4.) Can you guess what this is?

Answer: It’s a dandelion! If you said, “flower”, that is right too.

#5.) Ok, what does this look like?

Answer: It’s a little turtle! So cute! 🙂

#6.) What is this? (I bet you will get this one right!)

Answer: A piece of Lego!

#7.) What is this a picture of? (If you need a hint, this one is outside.)

Answer: A tree!

#8.) What is this purple thing?

Answer: An ice cube tray!

#9.) Can you guess this one?

Answer: Yes, it’s a dog! (And his name is Rusty!)

#10.) This is the last one and so its a bit harder. What do you think this is?

Answer: It’s peanut butter and jelly!

Did you guess some of them right or did we fool you? You can use your camera on your cell phone for taking pictures to have handy to entertain the kids when you need a little something more! Just show the kids the zoomed in version of the picture and after they guess what it is, show them the original picture. I hope you enjoyed our little game today! 🙂