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Shape Activities with Real World Objects


These shapes activities help kids learn to identify 2D and 3D shapes using real life objects. They’re a great addition to Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten math centers.

Shapes Sorting Activities with Real World Objects

These shapes sorting mats help kids learn to identify 3D shapes using real life objects.

Preparation – First print and laminate the shapes activities for added durability. Next lay out the sorting mats around a table. Finally spread out the sorting cards in the middle of the table.

How to Play – Start by choosing a card. Next name the object on the card and the shape. After that place the card on the mat that has the same shape. Continue playing until all of the cards have been sorted.

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2D and 3D Shapes Punch Cards

I love adding these shapes activities to fine motor bins.

Preparation – Print the punch cards and cut them out. I printed mine on colored paper but white paper will work fine too. Finally grab a one hole punch.

How to Play – First choose a punch card and name the shape. Next punch a hole through all the real life examples of that shape. After that continue playing with another punch card.

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2D Shapes Worksheets and Net Templates

The following 2D shapes worksheets can be used on their own or you can make them into a workbook. They feature real world objects and include a printable craft that the kids can make too.


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3D Shapes Worksheets

These 3D worksheets include real life examples of 3D shapes. The 3D net templates are a fun way to explore the properties of each shape and look great displayed too.

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More Fun Shapes Activities for Kids

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