Shapes are everywhere. Young children need to learn and recognize these shapes. How do you teach shape recognition to your students? Here are a few activities for Teaching Shapes To Little Learners that I have found to be intentional, fun, and effective.


2D Shape Playdough Mats

These amazing playdough mats are perfect for your littles learners. Not only do they get practice making shapes out of fun playdough, but this activity also helps hone fine motor skills. Research has shown that when body movements are including in the learning process, the brain connections are strengthened and therefore, students retain the information better. Playdough mat activities are fun, meaningful and your little learners will love this shape activity.

Check out “How To Make Quick & Easy Microwave Kool-Aid PlayDoh” and “Purposeful Playdough For Little Learners” for more on playdough in the classroom.


2D Shapes ID & Matching Boom Cards™ Digital Task Cards

Digital/computer activities are a must for your computer station. 2D Shapes ID & Matching Boom Cards are an engaging and purposeful activity for your little learners. Includes 19 Cards with 3 different activities to practice identifying 2D shapes, as well as matching them.

Go to posts ‘Boom Cards: Everything You Need To Know” and “Computer Station in the Kindergarten Classroom” for more information.


Simple Sorting of Colors, 2D Shapes, Sizes, Letters & Numbers

Here is an activity that includes many different sorting skills including shapes. A must have for introducing, teaching and practicing shape sorting to little learners. Another intentional and purposeful activity from Kindergarten Chaos for Teaching Shapes To Little Learners.

Need more information on Anchor Charts? Click here to go to “Must-Make Kindergarten Anchor Charts


Check out blog post “Teaching Number & Shape Recognition” for more.


Go to my Amazon Store for more exciting shape manipulative, games and books. Some amazing finds there!!!


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