Studying shapes can feel a lot like learning a foreign language to kids. Rhombuses, trapezoids, spheres… even the NAMES are tricky.
But thankfully, with lots of practice, students can memorize not only their crazy titles but also all of the characteristics that make each one special.
These 12 playful games make it fun for children to dive into 2D and 3D shapes once and for all.
Practicing 2D shapes? Have kids color roll one and then color it on their mat. // Playdough to Plato
This milk and cookie themed match is too sweet to pass! // Sara J. Creations
Teach kids how to actually create 2D and 3D shapes with these fun hands-on STEM challenge cards!
This giant shape match would be a great activity for a rainy day. // Busy Toddler
These 3D shape puzzles are always a huge hit with kids.
The big pieces in these shape puzzles are great for little hands. // A Dab of Glue Will Do.
Or use some pattern block shapes to create pictures! // Playdough to Plato
Shape bookmarks are a great tool for kids. // 3 Dinosaurs
And then have children create their own shape sort to take home.
Play a fun round up shape I spy with this free game! // Life Over C’s
Work on 3D shapes with these sorting mats. // Playdough to Plato
And finally, preschoolers will LOVE these happy shape matching clip cards. // A Modern Preschool