Shape Tracing Worksheets

Shape tracing worksheets are a great way for preschool and kindergarten students to develop fine motor skills and reinforce shape recognition.

These free preschool worksheets can be used in a variety of ways, from simple trace-and-color exercises to more complex cut-and-paste activities.

In addition, traceable shapes worksheets can also be used as a foundation for more advanced art projects such as detailed drawings and collages.

By providing preschool and kindergarten students with ample opportunity to trace and draw simple shapes, you can help them lay the groundwork for a lifetime of creative exploration.

Our free preschool printables are perfect for preschoolers who are just learning about shapes.

They’re also good for children who need a little extra practice identifying, tracing, and drawing shapes.

If you’re a parent or teacher looking to give preschoolers a head start in geometry, these worksheets are just what you need!

How to Help Your Child Learn Shapes

Shapes can be tricky to learn. But don’t worry, we have worksheets to help! In preschool, it’s important to learn all about shapes.

You can do this by tracing the shapes and then coloring them in. This is a fun way to learn and it will also help with dexterity and hand-eye coordination.

Shapes can also be used in more advanced art projects like detailed drawings and collages. We have lots of worksheets for you to choose from, so get started today!

Fun Activities That Involve Shapes

Preschoolers and kindergarten students learn best through hands-on activities. Here are a few fun ways to help your child learn shapes:

– Play “I Spy” with shapes. Challenge your child to find as many different shapes as possible in a given area.

– Create a shape scavenger hunt. Have your child search for shapes in the environment (outdoors or indoors) and then draw or describe them.

– Make a shape collage. Collect interesting materials from around the house (e.g., magazines, stickers, scraps of fabric, etc.), and let your child create a collage using shapes from the materials.

– Play shape games online. There are many fun, educational shape games available online. Try a few out with your child and see which ones they enjoy the most!

Shapes are an important part of early childhood education because they are the foundation for learning geometry. In fact, many early math concepts are based on shapes.

Learning shapes helps children develop problem-solving skills and reasoning abilities. It also prepares them for more complex concepts down the road.

So if you want your child to be well-prepared for future math courses, make sure to give them plenty of opportunities to learn about shapes!

Shape Tracing Worksheets


In this printable pack, you’ll receive ten tracing worksheets. Each page features a one shape in various sizes for preschoolers and kindergarteners to trace.


  • Printer
  • Cardstock or printer paper
  • Pencil/Crayons
  • Laminator (optional)
  • Laminating pouches (optional)


Print the worksheets and present them to your preschooler. Have them identify the shape featured on the page.

Now, have them trace each shape with a crayon or pencil. Have them work slowly to stay on the lines as best they can.

Finally, they can color the shapes if they’d like.

Optionally, you can laminate the pages to make them reusable. If you choose to do this, have children trace the shapes with dry erase markers. Then, they can wipe them clean when they’re done.

Differentiated Instruction

There are a few ways you can adjust this activity to fit the needs of your young learners.

Skip the tracing if your young preschoolers aren’t ready for that task. Let them just identify and color each shape.

For older preschoolers, have them trace the shapes and then draw it on their own on the back of the page.

Tracing the shapes and words is a great way to strengthen motor skills. For strengthening different muscles and skills, have your child use gems, pom poms, or other small manipulatives to trace the shape.

More Shape Activities for Preschoolers


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about shapes. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Walter's Wonderful Web: A First Book About ShapesTangled: A Story About ShapesSnippets: A story about paper shapes


Walter’s Wonderful Web – A determined little spider named Walter is trying to make a sturdy web that will stand up to the blustery wind. The webs he makes at first are woven in special shapes–a triangle, a square, a circle–but they are still wibbly-wobbly. Can Walter make a web that is both wonderful and strong?

Tangled – When the neighborhood shapes go climbing on the park jungle gym the last thing they expect is a tangle. First the circle, next the triangle and then the square. One by one soon all sixteen shapes are trapped. 

Snippets: A Story About Paper Shapes – Snippets is a story that revels the power of kindness and the beauty of being unique. And it does so though the journey of two different groups of shapes (the polygons and irregular polygons)

Teaching Resources

This shape chart set makes it fun and easy to build shape awareness with a fun Mickey Mouse theme. The Disney Shape Chart includes 8 different shapes, 8 sets of hands and shoes, and a corresponding “SHAPES” title all with a Mickey theme. 

Use these fun smiling felt shapes to help your child or class learn the different shapes they will use throughout their lives. Bright, colorful and fun shapes make learning fun.

Send your little ones on a hunt for shapes with this Free Printable Shapes Scavenger Hunt!

With these free worksheets, you can start giving your preschooler a head start in geometry today! So get started and have fun!

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