2D Shape Activities

Activities for ages 3 to 6.

The 2D Shape Activity Pack is bursting with motivating ways to learn about circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, ovals, rhombuses, trapezoids, hexagons, stars and hearts!! Clip 2D shape sandwiches, make interactive shape flap books, play dice games and so much more…

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Super fun 2D shape activities for kids!

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Middle Brother (age 4.5) loves art projects so, even though he’d completed one of the interactive shape books in his preschool class in the morning, he begged to make the second one at home that afternoon. He colored the cover and cut along the dotted lines to make three flaps.

Shape flap book!

Lifting each flap, he drew the shape and glued four pictures of real world examples below. A unicycle, compass, Earth and baseball below the circle, a window beneath the square…

Shape Flap Book

(There’s a hexagon, rhombus, trapezoid version too.)

Later, I pulled out a set of playful shape sandwiches. Middle Brother named the shape of each sandwich and then we talked about its characteristics: how many sides it had, how many corners…

He clipped the picture that matched and then grabbed the next card in the pile.

2D Shape Clip Cards

When his older brother (age 6.5) came home from kindergarten later that day, he worked on the clip cards with words. It was a simple way to work on reading and math at the same time!

Over the next few weeks, we reinforced the names and characteristics of 2D shapes by coloring real world objects by shape,

Color by shape

Solving shape puzzles,

Shape Puzzles!

Graphing 2D shapes,

Shape Graphs!

Practicing letter writing, letter sounds and shape names,

R is for rhombus, T is for trapezoid...

Building fine motor strength with a batch of hands-on playdough mats,

Playdough Activity Mats

And working on number recognition and counting with an addictively fun roll and cover game.Roll and Cover Pictures

(He loved the roll, add and cover version too!)

Roll, add, cover

There’s even a motivating class set of Shape Bingo!

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2D Shape Activities

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2 Comments

  1. Dori

    I just purchased your 2D shape packet on your website and the email that was sent with my link to download is saying that your server is unavailable. Can you please send me another link that works or refund my money? Thank you.

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    • Dori

      Problem solved. Thank you!

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