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2D and 3D Shape Activities

Teacher Laura
Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
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28 pages
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This is a set of colorful printable activities to use to teach your kindergarten students about 2D and 3D shapes.

I designed this pack to help your students become familiar with the names of 2D and 3D shapes.
2D: circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, rhombuses
3D: cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders

There are different ways to use this packet.
1) sort environmental shape picture cards by shape in a pocket chart
Example: a slice of pizza is shaped like a triangle or a clock is shaped like a circle. (Whole group activity)

2) sorting jars - there are 9 jars - each labeled with a shape name and image. Students will sort the environmental shape picture cards and lay them on top of the correct sorting jar (Independent or partner activity)

3) positional words - display the picture cards in a pocket chart *not included* and put a shape card in too. Have students use positional words to describe where the shape card is located. (Whole group activity - could be played as a center)

4) worksheets - assess your students' ability to discriminate shapes or use positional words with the black and white shape sorting worksheets

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This packet was designed to work on the Kindergarten Common Core Standards listed below:
***CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.1 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.
***CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.2 Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

This is a ZIP file - make sure you can open ZIP files before purchasing. Thank you and enjoy!
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