Directions: Students use the sorting mat to sort shapes.
1. Use this as an assessment. Have students glue the shapes on the mat, or take a picture of this completed activity and put in their portfolio.
2. Laminate this and use this as a center activity.
3. Have students practice cutting and pasting skills by having them cut, sort and glue onto the mat.
4. Hide the shapes in a sensory bin and have students find them and place them on the sorting mat.
5. Put this activity on a SmartBoard and use for the whole class.
6. This can also be used as a creative, hands-on, homework assignment.
If you wish to use words without pictures on the sorting mat, simply delete the pictures on the sorting mat before printing. Also, if you wish to use the word diamond or rhombus and not both, simply delete one of the words before printing.
This activity includes a sorting mat with words and shapes and 6 of each shape to cut and use. This activity is meant to be small enough to fit on one piece of paper, but could easily be enlarged to fit on a couple pieces of paper taped together.
The shapes included in this activity are rectangle, square, triangle, circle, diamond/rhombus, octagon, oval, and trapezoid.