This game is a fun way to review and reinforce identifying shapes in kindergarten and first grade! It is perfect for teacher-led small group instruction during math workshop, or for independent practice during math centers or stations.
Students take turns pulling cards and identifying basic shapes (square, triangle, rectangle, circle, and optional oval, trapezoid, and diamond). But, watch out! If you grab the shape monster, he will gobble up all of your hard work. Nom, nom, nom...
This game can also be used for students to practice describing shapes.
Common Core aligned:
K.G.A.2--Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
K.G.B.4--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).
Interested in this game for 3-D shapes? Click here for 2-D Shape Monster