Free Learning Resources
2D Shapes Activity Pack
It’s perfect to keep kids busy over the holidays or to help out if you’re homeschooling.
There are 6 different learning activities, ideal for 3-6 year olds. The focus is on recognising and naming 2D shapes and learning about their properties.
You can download the full activity pack by clicking on the link below:
If you prefer to download and print off individual pages, we’ve listed each one here:
Activity 1: Match the Number of Sides to the Shape
How many sides does each 2D shape have? Can you count them out?
Match the shape to the correct number of sides to complete the activity.
Click on the link to download and print this sheet out:
Activity 2: Match the Shapes of Objects
A fun cut and stick activity to match 2D shapes. Can your child match the objects on the second sheet to their 2D shapes on the first sheet?
Perhaps they can go on a scavenger hunt around the house to find more objects that match each shape.
Activity 3: Colour Code the Shape Train
A fun colouring activity to practice recognition of 2D shapes. Can your child use the colour key to give the train the right colours?
Activity 4: Complete the Shapes Pattern
This activity focuses on both shapes and pattern sequences.
First name the shapes. Then see if you can see any pattern in the colours of each shape?
Then the shapes start changing. Is there a pattern there?
Activity 5: Shape Symmetry
Can your child complete the missing half of the shape to complete the drawing?
If they struggle, try using a mirror held up against the dotted line to show the missing half.
Shape Symmetry Activity (older kids)
Activity 6: Colour, Trace and Name the Shapes
As your child has been working through the activity booklet they will have become more familiar with the basic 2D shapes – square, rectangle, circle and triangle.
Can they trace the dotted lines to create all 4 shapes?
Working through this activity book can help your child learn about 2D Shapes.
They could learn to see shapes all around them at home. It’s a great way to practice key maths skills they have been learning in class. It’s also a good way to introduce them to the topic of 2D shapes if you are homeschooling.