Spin and Color Shapes

Learning shape names and characteristics is a math-must! Thankfully, this playful (and no prep!) shape game makes mastering them fun for kids.

Snag your copy below and then hop over to grab our popular 2D Shape Activity Pack!

Getting Ready

Prepping the activity was as quick as it comes!

I printed one game sheet for each child and grabbed a box of jumbo paperclips.

NOTE: There are three versions of this game so you can work on different combinations of 2-dimensional shapes:

  • Circle, hexagon, square and triangle
  • Circle, rectangle, square and triangle
  • Trapezoid, rectangle, rhombus and oval

I pulled out our crayons and we were ready to play.

Spin and Color

My kids are always excited when I have a new game for them to try so my daughter was eager to get started.

We talked about the four shapes we would be working on: circle, rectangle, square and triangle. I made sure to compare the number of sides and vertices of each one to help reinforce their defining characteristics.

Then my daughter flicked her paperclip around the end of a pencil to make a spinner and landed on her first shape: a square.

She happily grabbed a crayon and colored it orange.

One shape after the next, she worked her way through the sheet.

When she was done, she asked to tackle the next version in the pile – adding hexagons into the mix!

The simple game was such a motivating way to dive into 2-dimensional shapes.

Grab Your Download

Ready to play?! Click the blue download button below to snag your copy and then hop through the roundup below to find more preschool math activities you’ll love.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT

Match it! Numbers 1-10 // The Primary Post

Ten Frame Counting Puzzles // Sara J. Creations

Candy Counting Clip Cards // Literacy with the Littles

Shapes Puzzles Freebie // A Dab of Glue Will Do

Spin and Color Shapes // The STEM Laboratory

Felt Cookie Counting // Teach Me Mommy

Color by Ten Frame // Playdough to Plato

Number Cards // Fun with Mama

Making Five Math Game // Mrs. Jones Creation Station

Fun Patterning Cards // Fairy Poppins

Printable Mini Number Books // The Kindergarten Connection

Shape Roll and Color //  Modern Preschool

Preschool Math Patterns // Coffee Cups and Crayons

 

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