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Shapes Tracing Worksheets Preschool (Easy Sorting Mats)

Looking for activities to support kindergarten kids in learning their 2D and 3D shapes? These super fun shapes tracing worksheets preschool printable worksheets; which include all the most common shapes introduced to little learners in preschool and kindergarten.

>> These printables would go very well with the Editable Playdough Mats Bundle for preschool and kindergarten learners. <<

Shapes Tracing Worksheets Preschool (Easy Sorting Mats)

Tracing shapes with names

The best way to teach 2d shapes to kids is by using a hands-on approach.

There are many ways that you can do this, from cutting out shapes from paper and putting them together, to drawing shapes on paper and having the children cut them out.

This technique allows for the children to learn about shape names and how they are used in everyday life. It also helps with their spatial reasoning skills.

Kids need to learn the names of shapes before they could actually trace the shapes.

Basic 2D shapes worksheets

The most common shapes for kids to learn are the square, circle, triangle, rectangle, and oval.

A square has 4 equal sides and 4 equal angles. It is a 2-dimensional shape.

A circle is a 2-dimensional shape that has no ends and no corners.

A triangle has 3 equal sides and 3 equal angles. It is a 3-dimensional shape with 1 angle greater than 90 degrees. A rectangle has 4 equal sides and four right angles.

It is 2-dimensional shape with two pairs of parallel lines forming squares on the inside of the shape.

An oval is a 2-dimensional shape that looks like an egg or an apple cut in half lengthwise from top to bottom or width wise from left to right.

Shapes Tracing Worksheets Preschool (Easy Sorting Mats)

Basic 2D shape matching activity ‘heal the bear’.

Sometimes kids will confuse the oval with a circle, that’s normal, just keep teaching the differences and show them examples of ovals and circles with real life objects.

More shape activities for kids you may like:

Tracing shapes and lines

These printables are super simple to use, just have the kids use playdough or a simple dry erase markers to trace the shape.

Then they will find and sort the matching image shapes onto each mat.

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Young children need to be engaged in activities that are both cognitively and physically stimulating.

Giving them these types of opportunities will help them develop their skills, strengthen their bodies and minds, and increase their confidence.

Check out these super fun Free Printable Shapes Scavenger Hunt which also complete your unit on 2D shapes learning.

Shapes Tracing Worksheets Preschool

This printable pack is 24 pages and includes all the 2d shapes and the most common 3d shapes like cylinder, the cone and sphere.

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