Get ready for an amazing math unit with these fun shapes worksheets for kindergarten.
Children will get to compose and build with shapes, making new shapes, pictures and even the shapes themselves. They will get to sort 2D and 3D shapes as well as sorting shapes by attributes like number of sides and vertices.
Best of all, these kindergarten shapes worksheets and activities are full of hands-on fun. The children will be learning through play which is, by far, their favorite way to learn.
Looking for the manipulatives we used with our kindergarten shapes worksheets and activities? We’ve collected all the links for you in one easy place, and we may even get a small commission when you buy through these links. It’s a great way to support our blog at no cost to you.
KINDERGARTEN SHAPES ACTIVITIES
Shapes are one of the first things toddlers and preschools do in early math. As we get into kindergarten they deepen that understanding by starting to learn about vertices, sides, and even the difference between 2D and 3D shapes.
2D Shapes for Kindergarten
We’ll start with some 2D shape activities like sorting shapes by type, and then by sides and vertices. We’ll also look for shapes in real life which is an important kindergarten math skill.
Real Objects Shape Sorting
One of the important skills children learn about shapes is how to identify them in real-life objects. This cup sorting game is a great way to do just that.
Classifying Shapes Sort
Early geometry teaches kids how to classify shapes by attributes like the number of sides or vertices. They get to work on that here using cute shape buttons. This doubles as a fantastic science project as well.
Spin and Cover Shapes
How cute is this simple shapes recognition game? Spin and cover the shapes with snap cubes or other manipulatives.
The Great Shape Detectives Game
In this fun I Spy type game, children search for shapes in the picture. They can circle them and then write how many they find.
Learning Shapes for Kindergarten
There are several key parts of learning shapes in kindergarten. We want kids to be able to distinguish between 2D and 3D shapes and identify them in real life. We also want them to be able to create the shapes and classify parts of shapes like how many vertices and sides they have. Activities in this pack help with all of these concepts.
The Shape Games Championships – 2D vs 3D
We LOVE this sports-themed shapes game. Children pick cards and move their ball across the field to see if whether the 2D or 3D shapes win the Shape Championships.
Build a Shape with Manipulatives
For this activity, children get to practice making the actual shapes out of things like blocks, craft sticks, playdough, yarn, and more. This works as a STEM project as well.
Kindergarten Shapes Art
This activity combines several kindergarten skills. First, the kids get to pick shapes and cut them out. Next, they get to compost a picture with the shapes they picked. Finally, they get to count and record the shapes used in their picture.
Hide & Seek Shapes Prepositions
In kindergarten, children learn to use preposition words to describe the location of shapes. This hide and seek game is a fun way to practice that. They can even use a shape block to move the shape to the location described on each card.
Pattern Block Shapes Printables
One part of teaching shapes in kindergarten is how to compose shapes using shapes. In these activities, we use pattern blocks to build shapes and pictures.
Making Pictures with Shapes
Another important shapes skill is being able to use shapes to make pictures. Children can practice using pattern blocks to recreate these pictures. They can try making a few of their own.
Hexagons are such a fun shape to compose, and here children get to practice their skills in building their own beehive.
Roll & Create with Shapes
Kids will love this mystery building project. You don’t know what shapes you’ll have to work with until you roll the dice. Build something amazing with what you roll, adjusting as you go. cereal.
Composing Shapes with Shapes
Finally, we have our composing shapes with shapes cards. Children get to practice making shapes with a variety of other shapes. They can copy the ones on the cards, and then try making a few of their own.
SHAPES WORKSHEETS FOR KINDERGARTEN
In addition to the hands-on math centers above, we also created 15 fun kindergarten shapes worksheets for you. These worksheets include tracing shapes, cut and paste, sorting by shape, and graphing.
Kindergarten Shapes Worksheets
These worksheets are designed to help kids identify basic shapes, be able to trace those shapes, and then find them in real-life objects.
Shapes Sorting Worksheets for Kindergarten
Sorting or classifying by shape is a great skill for kids to learn. As kids identify shapes in real-life objects and sort different 2D and 3D shapes, they will also get to practice their scissor and gluing skills.
More Shapes Worksheets for Kindergarten
Here are more options for kids to work on tracing shapes, composing shapes, and even coloring or graphing shapes.
Grab ALL of these amazing shapes worksheets for kindergarten for your next math unit today and have your best kinder math centers yet.
More Kindergarten Math Centers and Worksheets You’ll Love
You might also like: