12 Shape Games for Kids

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. Luckily, shape games can help!

These 12 playful games make it fun for children to dive into 2D and 3D shapes once and for all. For more shape fun, head to our shop for some Toothpick STEM Structures!

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 frees shape 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

We hope you enjoy these fun shape games!

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Hi, I’m Malia.

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