2D and 3D Shapes Activities & Anchor Chart + Digital - What Does the Shape Say?

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Linda Kamp
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Thanks for taking something off my plate and allowing me to support fellow teachers. This will be a huge help in my classroom.
I ended up laminating the poster & using the speech bubbles as interactive pieces. This was a great anchor that lasted the entire unit.


Are you looking for high engagement 2D and 3D shapes activities? These flexible and fun geometry activities are ideal for whole group and small group lessons teaching 2D and 3D shape identification, attributes of shapes, and writing about math.

Students compare and distinguish between attributes, match geometry vocabulary to shapes, and identify shapes by their attributes. This resource now includes 6 interactive digital activities on Google Slides with directions for assigning them in Google Classroom. This resource is not designed for Seesaw.

Based on the wildly popular with kids song, “What Does the Fox Say?” this pack includes plane and solid shape activities for Kindergarten, first and second grade. Highly engaging and easily differentiated, I've included everything you need to create an interactive anchor chart (with all of the chart parts), lesson activities that center around the chart, independent practice booklets for both plane and solid shapes and a fun fox writing craft and hallway display with title lettering.

Carefully designed to be flexible and easy to differentiate, the detailed lesson plans with objectives and standards for all 3 grade levels make planning a snap! This is seriously one of the most fun things I’ve ever done with my class!

Use it is so many ways! The anchor chart doubles as a game board for the whole class lessons. The chart parts double as small group and partner games ideal for math centers or intervention groups. The attribute booklets and writing craft are designed to get students writing about math and applying math vocabulary. The vocabulary word bank and projectable sentence frame posters assist students as they write.

For UK and Australian teachers: This resource includes a version using the terms 'figure' and 'trapezium'.

Shapes included:

circle, triangle, square, rectangle, trapezoid, pentagon, hexagon, parallelogram, quadrilateral, cube, sphere, pyramid, cylinder, rhombus, cone, rectangular prism and triangular prism.

Download includes:

Detailed lesson plans and teacher’s notes

6 digital activities on Google Slides with a PDF link menu to copy the activities to your own Google Drive

Interactive anchor chart that doubles as a game board

All 2D and 3D chart parts

Lesson activities and 2 small group center games

17 Shape word cards

17 Attributes cards

17 2D and 3D shapes picture cards

Attribute booklets for both plane and solid shapes in multiple versions for Kindergarten, First grade and Second grade.

-10 page half sheet booklets for plane shapes

-7 page half sheet booklets for solid shapes

4 Projectable sentence frame charts to guide students in their writing. The 4 different charts allow you to easily differentiate by choosing the vocabulary, length, and complexity of your students writing based on ability and grade level.

Fox Shape writing craft

Bulletin Board Display with title lettering

Video links to watch the video on YouTube, plus a link to the What Does the Shape Say? video made by my class!

Please see the preview for details and photos of all that is included.

Click here for a Telling Time version of this unit.

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CLICK HERE for all math activities & math centers

Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three-dimensional (“solid”).
Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/“corners”) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.


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