Do you need 2D preschool shapes worksheets and activities? This unit is packed with fun, preschool shapes worksheets and activities for your centers and extra practice.
Kids will get to work on 2D shape formation, shape tracing, shape recognition, and finding shapes in real life objects.
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Basic Shapes for Preschool
The basic shapes we start teaching in preschool are square, circle, rectangle, triangle, octagon, oval, and pentagon. In addition to those basic geometric shapes, you may also include heart, star, and the hexagon.
Shapes Games Preschool
These shapes games for preschool are the perfect way to get your kids playing with and excited about shapes. From lacing to puzzles, kids will get to enjoy hands-on learning while getting some fine motor practice as well.
Preschool Lacing Activity
We love combining skills in our activities, children get to build fine motor skills and coordination while pulling a shoelace through the holes in these shapes cards.
Threading Shapes Activity
Drinking straws turn these simple shape cards into a fantastic fine motor activity. The kids get to practice forming the shape while working on their coordination and little fingers.
Shape Monster Cups
These Shapes Monsters are so easy to make. Just place the laminated monster mouths on top of a paper cup. Then kids can sort buttons or foam shapes to feed their triangle, circle, and other shape monsters.
This is another fun way to practice shape formation. Children get the sensory fun of rolling out playdough into long snakes. Then they can follow the pattern on the card to make their shape.
Cookie Shape Sorting
Playing with cookies is always a hit in preschool. You can sort the printable shape cookies into the jar or use shape cookie cutters to make your own batch of shape cookies.
Pencil Shape Puzzles
Kids love puzzles and here we have turned some cute pencil puzzles into a shapes game. Match the correct top and bottom to complete the shape.
2D Shapes Activities for Preschool
These 2D shapes activities help preschoolers form shapes, trace shapes, and sort by shapes. Use playdough, clothespins, pom poms, buttons and other fun toys to play while you learn.
Real Life Shapes Matching
Learning to recognize shapes in real life is an important early math skill. These clip cards allow children to find those shapes and work on grip strength as they clip those pictures.
Making pizza is so fun, and for this game the kids can roll out or form their pizza dough into shapes like triangles, squares, and rectangles. We added red buttons to ours for our pepperoni toppings.
Shape Outline Circles – Fine Motor Fun
You can fill in the circles to outline these shapes with flat marbles, pom poms or for extra fun, use dot markers.
Shape Matching Clip Cards
Can you recognize which shapes look the same? Work on grip strength as you clip them.
Preschool Tracing Shapes and More
Are you looking for preschool tracing shapes templates, pattern block printables, and shape sorting activities? Find them below.
Q-tip Shape Building
How many sides are in each shape? Count the sides and build the shapes using q-tips. You could also use craft sticks for this activity.
Pattern Block Printables
Another critical early math skill is learning to create shapes and pictures from other shapes. Here the kids can work on following the patterns to build their shape pictures or experiment on making their own designs.
Geo Board 2D Shapes
We love our geoboards for fine motor skills. Here the kids can practice forming shapes with their boards. The pattern cards give a bit of extra help while designing the shapes.
Preschool Tracing Shapes Printables
Stencils are a favorite with my kiddos and these printables allow kids to trace all kinds of basic 2D shapes.
2D Shapes Tracing Printables
We turned these tracing cards into a shapes book using a ring, but you can keep the cards separate as well.
Apple Tree Shapes
Sorting is a critical preschool skill that prepares kids for later science and math activities. Here we have kids sort by shape using these fun apple trees.
PRESCHOOL SHAPES WORKSHEETS
In addition to the hands-on activities above, we also created 15 fun preschool shapes worksheets. These worksheets back up what you’ve been learning all week and stack skills like tracing, scissor practice, sorting, and more.
Shapes Worksheets for Preschool
This first set of worksheets is all about preschool tracing shapes. The first shape on each page is the easiest to trace. Then they get progresively more difficult as a fun challenge for your preschoolers.
Shapes Printables Preschool
This second set of shapes printables gives kids even more tracing practice. Some of these pages give kids numbered steps of how to property form the shape one line at a time.
More Preschool Shapes Worksheets
This last set of preschool shapes worksheets is all about sorting shapes. Preschoolers need to be able to find shapes in real life objects and be able to sort by those shapes. These printables help with that skill.
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