Shape Activities for Preschoolers at Home
Are you looking for a different shapes activities and printables for your preschoolers?
Here is a fun and simple little shape printable I created that is so much fun!
Not only are these shape recognition printables fun. Your little will also be gaining fine motor skills benefits.
I’ll also be sharing even more shape activities for preschoolers at home and awesome shape printables we love!
Be sure to bookmark this page to come back to each year if you are a preschool teacher or a homeschooling mama. 🙂
Here is a Free Bug Preschool Activity we LOVE:
I’ve added in shapes of all kinds:
There are 2D shapes.
Shape Names are included.
Some shapes have dotted edges.
Some shapes are fully colored.
A few shapes include only text.
Cut the shapes for a simple shape scavenger hunt.
Place real objects such as shape objects for a fun game of matching.
Yay for so many fun shapes activities!
** Scroll to the bottom of this post for the freebie! **
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Shapes Activities for Preschool
Learning shapes can be so much fun!
This free printable builds a strong foundation on learning shapes and it is one of our favorite ways to go about learning and problem solving the different shape collages within it.
This is an easy way to learn about specific shapes for little hands.
I love using this free preschool printable for practicing writing skills with the shape names.
It is a great opportunity to get your littles writing out words.
Not only will they be learning shape names they’ll also be learning the names of the shapes along with new shapes which is fantastic!!
Create a simple math center for little learners by adding various shapes for an easy and fun activity.
We love creating shapes out of construction paper and matching these onto this freebie.
What are some other fun ways to go about setting out a simple shape activity using these sheets? Share below!
Shape Preschool Activities Printable Pack
The differentiated set of shapes allow for different areas of learning about shapes.
You can match them with shape manipulatives, write them, trace them, match the shape to the shape word…
I hope you have as much fun with this shape activity as my 3 year old has!
Here are even more fun activities you may be able to try out for learning about a variety of shapes:
Use playdough mats for learning about shapes
Create an epic shape necklace
Cut shapes out of paper and call them out
Create DIY geoboards
Use shape blocks to talk about the number of sides each shape has
Set out a sensory bin with 3D shapes toys
Bring forth a set of DIY shape puzzles
Use sidewalk chalk to draw out shapes
Learn about shapes with a shape pizza printable
Use dot markers to learn about shapes – check out this freebie!
Create a shape game out of a poster board
Borrow shape picture books from your local library to teach 3 year olds and young children
Create a DIY shoe box game like this one and learn about shapes with different sized shape buttons
Use pattern blocks for learning the different shapes
Go on a shape hunt with this set of free printables
The list goes on and on!
What are fun shape activities you’ve tried in the past?
As a preschool teacher or homeschooling mama, what are some great ideas or favorite things to bring out when learning about all types of shapes?
Maybe we can try them out too!
Have you check out our Alphabet placemats printable? These are great for preschoolers in learning the alphabet. Find it here!
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Matching Shapes Printable ( At the bottom of this post )
Manipulatives such as shape links, shape buttons…
Here are some of our favorite Math Activities:
How to put together: Shape Activities for Preschoolers
Once you have downloaded The Shape Matching Printable, add the pages in a folder, binder or dry erase pocket.
I really enjoy using a dry erase pocket for these as we enjoy using a dry erase marker to trace the letters.
And, when your child is done tracing the letters, its as easy as 1-2-3 in erasing them to be used for for another time!
Talk about the properties of shapes and create simple preschool shape activities by using actual shape manipulatives to go along with this freebie.
Even more Great Shapes Activities to try out with Preschoolers:
The Shapes activities broken down …
The list is full of so many ways your child can learn about the basic shapes.
You can also improvise in so many different ways.
Is there a fun way you used these printables with your child to learn about shapes? I’d love to learn about it.
Leave me a comment down below!
Another Shape Activities Printable we love:
Have you tried using kinetic sand to create shapes and call out of the names of shapes?
Hear is your favorite Kinetic Sand Recipe Tutorial we love!
Kinetic sand is a wonderful sensory play idea to use in small group settings for learning and playing simultaneously.
Some of the other items we love using to create shapes are:
craft sticks or popsicle sticks
These are just some of the ideas we love using.
Pick and choose which works best for you and your little and go from there.
Another fun way to use the Montessori method is to use rocks, sticks and stones.
For a fun outdoor play idea, collect stones and sticks and create shapes.
In this same way you can create letters, add, subtract and create numbers all in a fun nature themed way.
There is never a perfect time or a perfect way to go about learning about shapes.
There are literally so many different ways to go about learning, exploring and playing simultaneously.
And, these are just some ideas we have found to be super helpful.
Tell me, what are some of your favorite shape activities that you may have tried in the past?
I’d love to learn so maybe we can try it out too!
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Some ways we have used this shape printable…
We love these shape links for matching to the correct shape. It’s a great way to not only learn about shapes, but about colors too!
These shape buttons are really cool too! They come in all types of different colors and work very well in matching to the shapes.
The b&w shape printable sheet is great for your little learner to color in.
Once they are done coloring, ask them what colors they drew along with the type of shape!
Use the dry erase pocket for the tracing sheet! This works well for teaching your preschooler how to trace in the lines.
You can use the shape words for with one of the shape sheets to create a matching game!
Even more Shape Activities and Printables for Young Kids:
Some of these shape activities will work for snack time.
The best way we have found creating a great activity with this free printable is to use with your littles snacks.
Call out the different shapes and add a snack to cover the shape that was called out.
This is a perfect way to bring in the real world into a fun game of learning about shapes.
Around Fall, we created a cute monster themed activity with a monster printable.
We used a shoe box to bring forth this simple kids activity.
Another fun way to go about this free monster printable is to create a DIY shape monster activity.
How to go about this?
Use the shape manipulatives such as the shape links or cutout shape worksheets to insert into the tissue box for learning about shapes.
This is also great for learning geometric shapes and three dimensional shapes because the objects would be in 3D.
Here are some of our favorite shape manipulatives we love to use in a pre-k and kindergarten setting:
This works well for kindergarteners for a more advanced approach.
Your kindergartener can also practice writing the shape words on a notebook using these shape word cards!
What other fun learning activities can you think of with this Shape Matching Game?
Will you give these Shapes Activities for Preschool Learning Printable a try?
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