Shapes Galore

A small group activity to introduce shapes and their attributes to young learners in a relaxed and playful way.

Grades covered: -1 through 1
Curriculum Topics: Pre-K and K-1st, Shape Recognition, Sorting and Classifying

Standards

Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

Common Standards Click to View

K.G.2. Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.||Common Core Mathematics||Kindergarten||Geometry||Identify And Describe Shapes (Squares, Circles, Triangles, Rectangles, Hexagons, Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, And Spheres)|||K.G.3. Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “”flat””) or three- dimensional (“”solid””).||Common Core Mathematics||Kindergarten||Geometry||Identify And Describe Shapes (Squares, Circles, Triangles, Rectangles, Hexagons, Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, And Spheres)|||K.G.4. Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/””corners””) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).||Common Core Mathematics||Kindergarten||Geometry||Analyze, Compare, Create, And Compose Shapes|||K.MD.1. Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.||Common Core Mathematics||Kindergarten||Measurement And Data||Describe And Compare Measurable Attributes|||K.MD.2. Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “”more of””/””less of”” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.||Common Core Mathematics||Kindergarten||Measurement And Data||Describe And Compare Measurable Attributes|||K.MD.3. Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.3||Common Core Mathematics||Kindergarten||Measurement And Data||Classify Objects And Count The Number Of Objects In Each Category|||1.G.1. Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.||Common Core Mathematics||Grade 1||Geometry||Reason With Shapes And Their Attributes

California Standards (Click to View)

2.1 Identify and describe common geometric objects (e.g., circle, triangle, square, rectangle, cube, sphere, cone).||CA Mathematics||Grade Kindergarten||03. Measurement and Geometry||2.0 Students identify common objects in their environment and describe the geometric features.|||2.2 Compare familiar plane and solid objects by common attributes (e.g., position, shape, size, roundness, number of corners).||CA Mathematics||Grade Kindergarten||03. Measurement and Geometry||2.0 Students identify common objects in their environment and describe the geometric features.

Categories include:
  • Pre-K
  • Grades K-2
  • Math
Tags: Geometry, Measurement & Data
Subjects covered: ["Math"]