Tracing Shapes Worksheets

Are you looking for a fun and educational way to help your preschooler learn shapes? Our tracing shapes worksheets are perfect for helping kids learn the basics of geometry.

Each worksheet is designed to help your child focus on a specific shape and features an easy-to-follow guide that will help them trace the shape correctly.

With tons of different shapes to trace, these worksheets are perfect for helping kids learn their shapes and get a little bit of practice.

Download our tracing shapes worksheets today and see how much your child improves their geometry skills!

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 shape tracing worksheets are just what you need!

How Do I Teach My Child Shapes?

It’s time to explore the world of shapes! From the simplest circles and squares to more complex polygons and 3-dimensional figures, shapes are all around us.

Shapes are a great way to introduce your preschooler to the world of geometry. By exploring the different properties of basic shapes, your child will begin to develop an understanding of how things are put together and how they work.

Here are some fun activities that your preschooler can do to learn more about shapes:

  • Play a game of I Spy. As you’re driving in the car or walking around the neighborhood, see if your child can spot any common shapes. Circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles are all good ones to look for.
  • Cut out different shapes from construction paper and have your child sort them into piles by shape. You can also have them glue the shapes onto a piece of paper to make a collage.
  • Bake cookies or pancakes together and use cookie cutters or a squeezable bottle to make different shapes. This is a great activity for working on fine motor skills as well.

Shapes are all around us! By introducing the concept of shapes to your preschoolers, you’re laying the foundation for them to develop an understanding of geometry.

And who knows, maybe one day they’ll grow up to be an architect or engineer! In the meantime, have fun exploring the world of shapes with your little one.

Tracing Shapes Worksheets

Shapes are everywhere we look! By learning about different types of shapes and how to describe them, your preschoolers will begin to develop an understanding of the world around them.

Keep an eye out for shapes the next time you’re on a walk or driving in the car – you might be surprised at how many different kinds you see!


In this printable pack, you’ll receive fourteen shape tracing sheets. Each page features a large shape for children to trace and the name of the shape for children to trace.


  • Printer
  • Cardstock or printer paper
  • Pencil/Crayons


Print your desired preschool shapes worksheet out and present them to your preschooler. Have them identify the simple shape on the page.

Next, instruct your child to trace the shape and the shape names. Finally, they can color the shape if they’d like.

If you’d like to make the free printable shapes worksheets reusable, you can laminate them or slip them in a dry erase pocket. Then, have children complete the free shape printables with a dry erase marker.

Differentiated Instruction

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

Skip the letter tracing if your young preschoolers aren’t ready for that task. For older preschoolers, have them trace the name of the shape and then write it on their underneath.

Tracing the shapes and words on these shape worksheets is a great way to strengthen fine motor control. For strengthening different muscles and skills, have young children use gems, pom poms, or other small manipulatives to trace the shape.

Books About Shapes

Tons of great books can teach your little one all about shapes. These books are all wonderful for teaching children the names and identifying characteristics of different shapes.

They also help to develop fine motor skills as kids trace the shapes they learn about with their fingers.

In addition, these books about shapes are just plain fun to read – your child is sure to love them!

Shape Activities for Preschoolers

There are many activities that preschoolers can do to learn about shapes. One simple activity is to give them a sheet of paper and have them trace around different objects to create shapes.

Another activity is to cut out different shapes from construction paper and have the kids sort them by color, size, or type of shape.

Strengthen motor skills with a set of shape dot marker printables.

For a more hands-on approach, you can give the kids play dough and have them mold it into different shapes.

If you want to make things more challenging, you can give them a set of blocks and have them build towers or houses using only squares, triangles, or circles.

These are just a few ideas – there are endless possibilities when it comes to teaching shapes to preschoolers!

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Tracing shapes is a great way to help your preschooler learn the basics of geometry. Not only is it fun, but it’s also educational.

And what’s more, our tracing shapes worksheets are free and easy to print out. So why not give them a try?

You might be surprised at how much your little one learns. Have you used our tracing shapes worksheets with your preschooler?

What other activities do you do to teach them about shapes? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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