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Teach and reinforce shapes and their characteristics with these printable shapes activities for preschoolers.
These worksheets are perfect for teaching shapes to preschool and kindergarten kiddos. There are lots of fun activities in this pack.
It’s easy to download and print this set for your students today.
Preschoolers will love practicing identifying and forming shapes with these printables.
Shapes Activities for Preschoolers
Are you looking for a new way for your preschoolers to practice identifying, describing, and building shapes? These shape activities are perfect for kids ages 4-6.
You can print these pages out individually, if you’d like. Add them to your math centers.
You can also use them to provide extra practice to your students who need it.
If you’d prefer, you can print out the entire pack at once and bind them into a shapes workbook for your little ones.
Preparing the Activities
To use these worksheets with your preschoolers, all you’ve got to do is print them out. They are ready for use immediately. No prep work required!
However, you can make the activities reusable by laminating them and using dry erase markers to complete the pages.
Learning About Shapes
The first three pages are teaching pages. You can leave them intact or cut them apart to create task cards.
At the top of each page, students will trace one of six shapes – circle, triangle, rhombus, square, pentagon, rectangle.
Next, students will read or listen to you read a sentence about the shape. This sentence includes the shape’s name and a description.
Finally, kids will build the shapes with playdough. This is a great fine motor activity for preschoolers.
Students will identify the six shapes on the page. Then, they’ll color each one according to the color code at the top of the page.
On the next page, students will identify the shapes at the top of the page. They’ll draw a line from the shape to its name at the bottom of the paeg.
The visual discrimination page happens to be my favorite. Kids will look at the robots and identify the shapes on each one. They’ll use the color code at the top of the page to color the shapes on the page.
The final page in this pack is a set of shape flashcards. Print and laminate this page. Cut apart the flashcards. Use these to identify the shapes, shape names, and the number of sides each shape has.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT SHAPES
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 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)
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.
Download Your Printables
This pack of shapes worksheets contains 8 pages designed to help kids work on the following skills:
- shape recognition
- shape building
- fine motor skills
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