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Preschool Shape Worksheets

Preschool Shape Skills

Recognize a circle, square, rectangle, triangle, and oval or ellipse.

Can recognize shapes in everyday objects.

Can identify a sphere, cube, and cylinder.

Can count the number of sides on a shape and recognize if they are equal or unequal.

Constructs shapes using craft sticks, pipe cleaners, or play dough.

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This page of geometry worksheets focuses on shape recognition for the preschool and kindergarten child. Many of these preschool shape worksheets incorporate color recognition, fine motor skills, numbers, and concepts such as large and small.

Talk with your child about the shapes of everyday objects and encourage them to find shapes in nature, food, and architecture for instance. Discuss how many sides a shape has. A square has four equal sides, a rectangle has four unequal sides, etc.

Provide children with a variety of paper shapes and glue so they can practice combining shapes to make a picture. Sort household items into "shape categories," i.e. an envelope may be a rectangle, a clock is round, a book is a rectangle, etc. Have a shape day! For instance, how many things can you spot that are shaped like a circle? Keep count and compare to other shape day counts.

Additional pre-math worksheets and activities can be found in our collection of preschool concepts and preschool math worksheets.

Preschool Shape Worksheets

Basic shapes

Visual discrimination, recognizing circles. Item 3719.

Circles - Color the items that are shaped like a circle.

Circles Worksheet Set 2 - The four worksheets in this set will engage your students in a variety of tasks including tracing circles, counting circles, coloring, and comparing the size of circles.

Squares - Color the objects that are shaped like a square.

Primary Colors and Basic Shapes - Your preschool child will become familiar with the basic shapes of a circle, a square, and a triangle when using the primary colors of red, blue, and yellow to color the shapes as directed.

Colors and Shapes: Worksheet 1 - Your preschool child will follow the directions when coloring the circles, squares, and tirangles using the colors red, blue, and green.

Label the Shapes - Label the pictures of a circle, square, triangle, star, rectangle, and oval (ellipse).

Shapes Dot-to-Dot - Connect the dots from 1-10 and 1-20 to make a heart, a pentagon, a hexagon, and an octagon.

Certificate of Achievement for Tracing Shapes - Students work hard to master tracing of shapes. Show them how proud you are with one of these Certificates of Achievement upon mastery or solid improvement in this skill.

Match the Shapes: Worksheet 3 - Students will draw a line from the shape on the left to the matching shape on the right. Shapes include a diamond, trapezoid, hexagon, pentagon, and cross.

Match the Shapes: Worksheet 2 - Draw a line to connect the matching circle, square, oval, rectangle, and triangle.

Match the Shapes: Worksheet 1 - Students will match the shape on the left with a designed shape on the right.

Count and Trace the Shapes: Worksheet 1 - Students will practice shape and color recognition when they trace and color each shape then write the number that tells how many. Shapes include the circle, oval, square, rectangle, and triangle.

Tracing Shapes and Shape Words: D'Nealian Style Font - Students will trace a circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, and diamond then trace the name of each using a D'Nealian style font.

Tracing Shapes and Shape Words: Worksheet 1 - Students will trace a variety of shapes and trace the name of each.

Making Shapes Worksheets 1-3 - This set includes three worksheets with12 different shapes trace and color. Students will also trace each shape word.

Trace and Color - This tracing worksheet promotes pencil control as well as shape and color recognition.

Cubes and Cylinders - Students will match each shape to its name then trace and color cubes and cylinders.

Colors and Shapes: Worksheet 4 - This worksheet encourages the recognition of a rectangle, a pentagon, and an oval as well as the colors red, blue, and purple.

Colors and Shapes: Worksheet 3 - Your preschool student will become familiar with a star, a heart, and a diamond as well as the colors red, yellow, and orange when coloring the shapes as directed.

Shapes: Following Directions - Students will differentiate between large and small shapes that include stars, circles, rectangles, triangles, and squares. They must also know the colors red, green, blue, yellow, and orange.

Shape Flash Cards - Sixteen full color shape flash cards, circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, heart, hexagon, octagon, pentagon, diamond, cube, cylinder, sphere, star, cone, and pyramid. Laminate for durability.

Dopey Dragon Shape Packet - This 14 page packet has basic worksheets for circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles, as well as tracing, matching, counting, and handwriting exercises.

My Shape Book - This printable shape book features twelve different shapes to trace, count, and color. Easy assembly, requires fourteen sheets of 8.5 x 11 in. paper, scissors, and staples.

The Different Shape - Color the shape in each row that is different. Explain what makes that shape different.

The I'm Learning About Shapes series of worksheets includes nine worksheets in which the student traces the shape and prints the shape word. Each page also provides the opportunity to reinforce counting to 10 and could be used to practice cutting along dotted lines.

I'm Learning About Shapes: Circle

I'm Learning About Shapes: Square

I'm Learning About Shapes: Rectangle

I'm Learning About Shapes: Triangle

I'm Learning About Shapes: Oval

I'm Learning About Shapes: Star

I'm Learning About Shapes: Heart

I'm Learning About Shapes: Diamond

I'm Learning About Shapes: Pentagon

Over 65 preschool shape worksheets.
All worksheets created by T. Smith.
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