This whimsical graphics collection and activities are for introducing geometric shapes to young children. This unit meets the CCSS math requirements for kindergarten geometry. I recommend it for PK-1st, four to six years of age.
There are four objectives in this unit. First, children will recall 2D shapes and apply that knowledge to recognizing shape names by sight. After reviewing the included 2D poster, the students will practice writing shape name with the first worksheet. Next, the children will learn 3D shapes and names. If they need prompting use the 3D poster. After presenting the 3D shapes, the children will practice writing the names of the 3D shapes with another guided outline handwriting worksheet. All handwriting activities utilize handwriting without tears styled fonts. Third, given a set of enclosed playing cards and labels, the children will be able to classify six 3D objects repeatedly. The labels are the correct size for a pocket chart, so they can double as a word wall too! Lastly, using the attached worksheet, the children will classify several objects as 2D or 3D.
K Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres).
K.G.1 Geometry: Geometry of everyday objects
K.G.2 Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
K.G.3 Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, "flat") or three-dimensional ("solid").