PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
The worksheets cover 10 shapes: circle, square, triangle, oval, rectangle, rhombus (diamond), hexagon, star, heart, arrow.
They are good to learn shapes, revise or add to the early finisher’s pack in your math station.
This matching activity helps to develop creative thinking, boost concentration skills and attention to details.
Available in two versions: in color and black-and-white. No preparation needed.
Scenario with color worksheets:
Ask the child to describe the first shape on the left. What is special about it? What is it that makes it different among others? Colors, stripes, vertical or horizontal, smaller shapes inside or their special location? Look together for details. Describe what you see, notice similarities and differences, discuss your observations, make conclusion and draw the line connecting this shape with the same from the right. Go on like this till all shapes are matched.
This activity develops so many skills at a time: learning shapes and their specifics, visual discrimination, logic and critical thinking, attention to details, concentration and more. It gets children involved and engaged in searching for solutions.
Scenario with black-and-white charts:
You can do so many! The easiest way is to do as described above: discuss the characteristics of each shape and match them.
To make it more difficult, suggest the child to use crayons to color a shape, close the left side with a sheet of paper and ask to find the same shape at the right and color it using the same colors. Go on like this till all shapes are found and colored.
More difficult task: the teacher selects any 3 or more/less shapes, colors the way he or she likes, shows them to the children and asks to repeat the coloring on their pages.
And even more complicated, if you show your colorings for couple of minutes and hide them till the children complete their work. Than you compare the result.
Happy teaching and enjoy your Shape Matching NO PREP Worksheets!
And don't forget to leave feedback for the products you purchase! Thank you.