2D Shapes Activities


Total Pages: 180 + BW

Your students will love learning about all kinds of shapes with this colorful and hands-on 2D Shapes Activities pack which includes building, matching and sorting activities, posters, cards, worksheets, mini books and more. Perfect for use as center activities or as a lesson with the whole class, these activities are designed with young students in mind and will have them naming and identifying 2D shapes in their surroundings in no time!




What’s included in this 2D Shapes Activities pack?

  • Shape Words: Two mini posters – one with cute shape characters and shape names and one with basic shapes and names.
  • Shape Posters: 13 full page posters featuring a shape and the name underneath.
  • Shape Cards: 13 shape cards featuring a shape and the name underneath in 4-to-a-page format.
  • I Can Cards: Each card provides visual and written directions for completing the hands on center activities.
  • Fine Motor Skills: Including shape lacing cards, sticker shape activity page, shape tracing pages, Dot the Shape activity pages, cutting practice pages, color the shape and trace the word worksheets, a shape tracing worksheet, and Shape Road cards where students drive a toy car around each shape.
  • Shape Building Activities:  I Can Make A…playdough shape mats, I Can Build A…matchstick shape mats, and I Can Make a…rubber band / Geoboard shape mats.
  • Matching Activities: Snail Shell shape matching activity, Fish Tank shape matching activity, 4-part shape matching puzzles, 3-part shape matching cards, Shape Matching Clip Cards, Match the Buttons activity pages, cut and paste shape matching worksheets, and a cut and paste Match the Shape to the Word worksheet.
  • Sorting Activities: Shape sorting mats and cards including basic shapes and objects of each shape.
  • PLUS: Shape hunt activity sheets, Shape Pattern strips and worksheets, a 4-page mini book for each shape and 2D shape puppets!


This 2D Shapes Activities pack is perfect for the following learning settings:

⭐ As part of your morning work

⭐ During math or literacy centers during a unit on 2D shapes

⭐ With small groups of students to focus on a particular skill, e.g. fine motor skills, naming 2D shapes, continuing patterns, etc.


How to prepare this 2D Shapes Activities pack?

✂️ Print each worksheet as needed.

✂️ Print and laminate elements that will be used repeatedly, e.g. 3-part shape matching cards, shape lacing cards, playdough mats, etc.


Suggested materials:

✏️ Coloring materials

✏️ Scissors

✏️ Pegs

✏️ Glue

✏️ Paint

✏️ Bingo markers

✏️ Playdough

✏️ Shoelaces or string

✏️ Geoboards & rubber bands

✏️ Matchsticks

✏️ Toy cars



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