Can your students draw 2D shapes according to instructions? These 2D shape drawing challenge cards will test them!
We've got all sorts of useful shape printables here to use in the classroom or home. Print and enjoy with the kids!
You can find ideas for using our useful shape printables here.
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Printing two to a page, these large 2D shape flashcards are great for group work or a classroom display.
These small 2D shape flashcards feature 12 basic shapes and are great for one-to-one work or to have on the table.
Print 4 small flashcards onto 1 piece of card and slice them up ready to help children learn these 4 simple "flat" shapes.
These 2D shape vocabulary matching cards can be cut out individually and used for matching games like pairs, or cut out along the horizontal lines only, folded and glued together to make the name on one side and the picture on the other.
There are 25 words in this set of word cards, a combination of the names of 2D shapes and some shape related vocabulary.
Here's a simple word mat showing a circle, triangle, square and rectangle. Laminate and use as a table mat at the family table, or as a word mat on the classroom table.
Unscramble the names of these 2D shapes and match to the pictures. This word scramble is a fun way of testing children's knowledge of shapes, or revising.
Here's a sheet with examples of the various 2D shapes, including a variety of triangles. Use it as a word mat to help with spellings or just as a useful reminder.
These flashcards print 2 to a page and show the first four 3D shapes we introduce to children (in Year 1) - sphere, cube, cuboid and pyramid.
This collection of word cards covers a full range of 3D shapes, from sphere up to dodecahedron! We've also included some of the language you will need when describing 3D shapes.
Use these word cards for display or for matching activities with our 3D shape flashcards and posters.
These photographic flash cards can be used to introduce and reinforce the first 3D shapes "in real life" for children. We cover spheres, cubes, cuboids and pyramids and have 8 photos for each.
This slideshow has many "real world" examples of spheres, cubes, cuboids and pyramids to show children. Slides progress at 10 seconds to allow discussions of the pictures, but you can advance quicker if preferred by left clicking with your mouse.
We have 4 sets of photos of "real life" 3d shapes here - the sphere, cube, cuboid and pyramid. Use them as they are as posters, or cut out and sort them - perhaps using our 3D shapes sorting mats to do so.
Use these printable vocabulary matching cards as double-sided flashcards (simply fold down the centre line before cutting out and glue back-to-back) or as a matching activity for the kids.
This useful word mat shows four 3D shapes that children most commonly learn first - the sphere, cube, cuboid and pyramid.
Have you ever seen a hexagonal apple? Or a rhombus-shaped apple? Well, you might not find them in real life but they make a fun way to learn the different 2D shapes! This set included 17 2D shapes in total, so you can pick and choose the ones you are studying.
This cube net printable is the perfect hands-on way to learn about this 3D shape! Choose from our pre-coloured or plain white versions, then print onto card, cut out and stick together by glueing the flaps.
Our cuboid net is perfect if you're introducing the concept of 3D shapes. Choose from either our ready-coloured or plain white versions below, print onto some card, cut out then stick together by glueing the flaps. Also great for craft projects!
So you can find the level that is right for your children, there are 3 versions of our "label the 2D shapes worksheet" to chose from: blank, with first letter clues and as fill in the missing letters.
These large colourful shapes are perfect for printing out onto card and cutting out so that children can feel the various 2D shapes, count their sides and get familiar with them. You could also use them for a wall display, or even print 2 copies of each and hang them as a 2D shape mobile.
This set of large shape printables includes 14 shapes in bright, appealing colours and with a good solid outline for cutting out. Use them for counting sides and corners, manipulating etc. We've also included a black and white set.
These bright posters are an excellent aide-memoire for children learning about the first 3D shapes. This set comprises a sphere, cube, cuboid and pyramid.
These big, bright posters are perfect for display and provide a summary of the properties of each of the 4 shapes included. We have provided sets with different vocabulary so that you choose which you prefer.
These double-sided flashcards make learning 2D shapes fun! We've squished a pumpkin into all sorts of shapes - from simple square and circle and triangle to trapezium and decagon!
Learn how a pyramid is formed with the help of this pyramid net printable. Print onto some card, cut out, then glue the flaps together to make a 3D pyramid. Choose from two versions below: blank, or ready coloured in bright yellow.
This shape and colour sorting game can be used to familiarise children with sorting by shape and by colour, practising the language of sorting and the logic of the grid as you go.
These lovely shape posters, featuring circle, square, triangle and rectangle, will brighten any wall! If you laminate them they would also make great table mats...
There are so many ways you can use this set of 10 circles - which comes in colour or black and white.
Familiarise children with the surprisingly satisfying shape of the heptagon with these printables! We've got a colour version or black and white, each comprising 10 graduated shapes.
Print hexagons in colour or black and white, in 10 sizes. Useful for all sorts of learning or crafty projects!
Learn about ovals and stack them, order them, group them, make patterns with them! Print them out in colour or black and white...
This set of 10 rectangles comes in different sizes so they can be used in lots of different ways! Colour and black and white available below.
Are they rhombuses and rhombi? Neither sounds right! There are 10 rhombuses in this printable, in lovely candy colours or in black and white.
Print out our useful squares - all 10 of them - in colour or black and white. There are so many ways you can use them!
Here is a set of 10 stars, increasing or decreasing in size by 10% each time. Choose the colourful version or the black and white.
Print out our 10 "stacking" triangles in colour or black and white and use them for all sorts of learning or craft activities.