Working on 2D shapes? Last quarter I really focused with my kinders on identifying 2D shapes. In addition to really working on the teen numbers and composing/decomposing 11-19, this quarter we are really hitting the idea of describing shapes. This includes describing the number of sides, and the number of vertices for a circle, square, rectangle, hexagon and triangle.
Free 2D Shape Activities
Here is a free booklet that I made for use with my guided math groups.
This helps meet Common Core Standards:
- K.G.4.a Describe two-dimensional shapes to identify their various attributes, including vertices, sides, corners, and length of sides.
- K.G.5.a Draw shapes to represent objects in the world.
This is page from the little reader book. The first page asks a question based on it’s attributes. The second page answers it.
And who couldn’t utilize bingo? It’s such a classic game that works great when you have a few moments to play, to give to a parent volunteer or to use with students who need more practice.
2D Shape Videos
I found a way to incorporate some of my favorite youtube videos as well into our guided math zones. Here are some of the favorite videos on describing and naming 2D shapes.
Here are the 2D Shapes That I know – By Harry Kindergarten has a catchy tune and helps visualize these shapes in our world.
The Shapes Song is simple, and makes its point, which is exactly what I need it to do!
The Shapes Song helps begin to work on describing these shapes and shows basic pictures from our world that includes shapes. It’s a little slower moving, but still effective!
This one quickly became my second favorite as Marmot’s shapes is very catchy and explicitly lays out the descriptions of the sides.
This one will keep your kids guessing as the shape keeps changing. Can lead to a great discussion about how the side change and what happened to make it the new shape.
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