2D & 3D SHAPE Sort | Math Centers for Kindergarten

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Looking for a NEW way to engage your students to be able to describe and identify 2D or 3D shapes in kindergarten? Creating a Math Cafe or Math "Salad Bar" is an engaging way to hit target skills, ignite the students learning and free you up to monitor learning or remediate. You can use the "recipe" cards as task cards, set up a math cafe in your room for easy cleanup, or just use the printables in small or whole group. These have the standards in mind!

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Focus: 2D & 3D Shapes | Geometry

Pg. 1 Cover

Pg. 2 Table of Contents

Pg. 3 Standards

Pg. 4-6 Unit 9 Suggestions, and Links

Pg. 7 Materials List Needed for Activities

Pg. 8-12 Task Cards (“Recipe Cards”) 1 Blank, 1 Teacher Station, 1 Computer Station, 1 ipad Station and the first COUNT AND COLOR 1 card to go with pg. 13

Pg. 15-17 Count and Color 2 Shapes Printable

Pg. 18-21 Flip It! GAME

Pg. 22-25 2D Shape Sort

Pg. 26-27 Spin a 2D Shape (Task Cards, Printables, Answer Key)

Pg. 28-29 Spin a 3D Shape (Task Cards, Printables, Answer Key)

Pg. 30-31 2D Shapes Name it!

Pg. 32-33 3D Shapes

Pg. 34-35 Trace & Color the Shape

Pg. 36-37 Shape Scavenger Hunt

Pg. 38-39 50/50

Pg. 40-42 Count and Graph Shapes (with Answer Key)

Pg. 43-45 Count Corners (with Answer Key)

Pg. 46-48 Count the Faces(with Answer Key)

Pg. 49-51 Count the Edges (with Answer Key)

Pg. 52-55 Count and Graph Shapes

Pg. 56-58 Roll Slide Stack

Pg. 59-60 Shape Game Roll 1

Pg. 61-62 Shape Game Roll 2

Pg. 65-66 2D 3D Shapes ASSESSMENT and Recording Sheet

Pg. 67-69 2D Shape Monsters with Title for Display

Pg. 70-74 EXTRA Activities

Pg. 75-100 POSTERS (2D & 3D)

Pg. 101-109 Posters for Math Setup Display

Pg. 110-122 PHOTOS of Set Up, Time Block Suggestion

Pg. 123 Credits

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⭐ Encourage Critical Thinking Skills

Click HERE for the YOUTUBE VIDEO Tutorial of how to set up your manipulatives.

Material needed to complete all activities:



Dry Erase Markers

Pattern Blocks

3D Shape Objects


Paperclips (small and large)


computers (optional)

Plastic Sleeves (Optional)


Unit 1 Kindergarten Math Centers Numbers 1-5

Unit 2 Kindergarten Math Centers Numbers 1-10

Unit 3 Kindergarten Math Centers Sorting and Classifying

Unit 4 Kindergarten Math Centers Addition within 5

Unit 5 Kindergarten Math Centers Counting Sets to 20

Unit 6 Kindergarten Math Centers Measurement and Data

Unit 7 Kindergarten Math Centers Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

Unit 8 Graphs and Data

Unit 10 (in under construction)

Unit 11 Kindergarten Math Centers COMPARING NUMBERS

Unit 12 Kindergarten Math Centers Addition to 10

Unit 13 Kindergarten Math Centers SUBTRACTION to 10

Unit 14 Under Construction

What is a Math Café?

I like to keep all of my math manipulatives in one place, and hold students responsible for cleaning up after their activity. You can make your Math Café (or Buffet or Salad Bar) out of a bookcase or a rolling cart. A student pulls out the manipulative cart (Café). Students choose a recipe card (task card - with the material list, number of people who can participate in the math activity, picture cues, and directions), choose their partners if required, fill their tray with materials, do the activity anywhere in the room, and easily clean up by using a tray to hold their materials. You float around and take notes. One task card is labeled “Teacher’s Group.” This can be used when you see a student needs extra help with a concept. They will sit with you to review the concept, if you give them the card. There are also ipad, computer and blank recipe cards.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.
Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.


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