Shape activities are a fun way for young children to learn about different shapes. With these free printable shape photo puzzles, preschoolers and kindergarteners can practice shape recognition and identifying objects that match the various shapes.
FREE PRINTABLE PHOTO SHAPE PUZZLES
These puzzles are simple to cut out, and since they use real photographs they can be used to inspire kids look for various shapes in the everyday objects they see around them. After connecting the concepts of the pictures in the puzzles they can look around the classroom or at home and point out the different shapes that they see.
You can easily differentiate this activity by limiting the number of puzzles available to students.
In the free printable set of shape puzzles we’ve also provide blank options. Instead of just having kids match the puzzles, you could have them draw their own sets of objects to match each shape as well. This is a fun way to differentiate and add in a little complexity for those who are ready.
It also saves on ink and inspires a bit of creativity!
You can also extend the activity by inviting kids to locate and sort other real objects that correspond to each shape. In the classroom you might consider providing a box or basket of pre-selected items to choose from, while at home you could explore the house together seeking out objects to sort.
The puzzles are designed to be cut apart into three rectangles as shown below. If you prefer to make them self-checking you might draw the corresponding shape on the back or use a colored dot to indicate which three pieces go together.
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Learning opportunities are endless with this fun free printable puzzle activity! Be sure to grab your free printable copy.
GET THE FREE PRINTABLE PHOTO SHAPE PUZZLES
This 13-page free printable includes:
- 12 individual shape photo puzzles
- 12 blank shape puzzles for kids to add their own drawings
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GET MORE 2D SHAPE ACTIVITIES WITH OUR DIGITAL GAMES BUNDLE
Help kids practice identifying 2D shapes and their characteristics with interactive, self-checking digital games. Choose from four different sets available in Google Slides, Seesaw and a PDF printable option.
These digital games can be used for:
- distance learning
- tablet or computer center options in the classroom
- whole group practice via a class projection device
- small group instruction with or without technology (printable pages are included)
The four different interactive sets include:
SET 1: Are the shapes the same or different? (20 prompts included)
SET 2: Pick the shape that matches. (20 prompts included)
SET 3: Find all that are the same shape. (20 prompts included)
SET 4: Choose the number of sides. (20 prompts included)
Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.