Shapes Activity Pack – 2D Shapes and 3D Shapes
Use this shapes activity pack to teach 2D and 3D shapes! There are a ton of different activities to choose from, many of which come in several difficulty levels. The pack includes posters, vocabulary materials, hands-on activities, games, puzzles, printables and more! There is most definitely something for each and every student in your classroom. Every Common Core Standard relating to shapes from kindergarten through third grade is covered. Each activity includes a direction page just for teachers complete with a list of corresponding standards, construction advice, and teaching ideas. Also included are student-friendly directions, when applicable, as well as any and all printable materials you might need. In some cases, you will need to provide materials such as construction paper, playdough, etc. Many of the activities are perfect for math stations or small groups. There are also several resources that work great with a whole class! The printables make great morning work as well. Laminate the pack and use it year after year.
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What You Get:
“Working with Shapes” Concept Poster
Common Core Standard Goal Posters x 10 with Matching Headers
Shape Vocabulary Cards x 44 with Vocabulary Printable Pack
Problem of the Day x 10
Interactive Big Book with Teacher’s Guide: “Shapes Are All Around Us”
“I Have, Who Has” Whole Group Activity (36 Activity Cards)
“Quiz, Quiz, Trade” Shape Recognition Flash Cards (18 Flashcards x 2 Sets)
Playdough Workmats x 12
Pattern Block Workmats x 5 with Recording Sheet and Printable Pattern Blocks
“Math Monster” Paper Craftivity with Glyph
Sorting Shapes Activity with Cut and Paste Pack
Differentiated Card Game x 3 Levels
Differentiated Puzzle x 3 Levels
Differentiated Memory Match x 3 Levels
Dual-Language Memory Match (English/Spanish)
Intervention Activity: Shape Bingo
Daily Printable x 5
Read & Solve Reproducible Mini-Book: “Learning About Shapes”
Meets Common Core Standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.1: Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.2: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.3: Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three-dimensional (“solid”).
CCSS.Math.Content.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).
CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.B.5: Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.B.6: Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.G.A.1: 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.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.G.A.2: Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.
CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.1: 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.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A.1: Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
260 Pages Total
Elle Thomas at Elementary Elle
If you like the activities in this pack and are looking for more interactive math activities, check out my Place Value Activity Pack. It’s full of similar, engaging goodies for primary students!
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