I don’t know what it is about flashcards, but my kids absolutely love them.
They’ll collect them, lay them out on the table, pass them around, look at them, and toss them in the air for hours.
Not sure the tossing actually counts as learning, but it’s…something.
Since shapes are one of the primary concepts to teach early learners, I thought a set of free printable flashcards shape cards would be awesome to share with all of you!
These are an excellent resource for preschoolers and kindergartners who are learning shapes.
If you want to get an early start on this concept, you could even use these with toddlers!
Read on to see how to grab your set of printable shape flashcards – free!
And, while you’re here, don’t miss some of our other printable flashcards, including color flashcards and counting flashcards for kids!
How Do I Print The Printable Shape Flashcards?
To use these free printable flashcards shape cards, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper
- Laminator ( good if you want to reuse the cards later)
The set includes 16 flashcards for the following shapes:
One set of eight flashcards includes both the shape names and pictures. The second set features only the shapes.
A line art version is included if you need to save on ink! (And who doesn’t?)
When printing, you can decide how many sets you want at the moment.
Print the color set with names if you’re just starting to cover shapes for the first time.
You might want to come back and print the other sets for review afterward.
How Can I Use Shape Flashcards for Learning?
There are a few ways you can use these flashcards with early learners.
For toddlers, you can laminate them (trust me on this) and put them on an O ring.
They make a great addition to a busy bag!
For preschoolers, you can start talking about the shapes and their names.
Use the cards without names to help them review each shape.
You can also talk about the differences in color. Ask questions such as “Which shape is red?” or “Which shape is yellow?”
Or you can print the line art version and let the kids color the shapes!
For kindergartners, take the activity a little further by talking about the sides each shape has.
They’ll notice right away that the circle and oval are the exceptions – having no sides at all.
You might also place the cards on a ring and let students walk around the classroom, the outdoors, or even their home to spot similar shapes around them!
Get a look at these shape identification flashcards in action in the video below!
Scroll down to get your free printable shape flashcards!
More Resources for Learning Shapes
To make learning about shapes even more fun, try these activities and books for little learners!
Shape Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Free Shape Playdough Mats – 3 Dinosaurs
- Contact Paper Shape Art – Mess for Less
- Stars Preschool Shapes – 3 Boys and a Dog
- Guess the Shapes Activity and Cutting Practice – Artsy Momma
Books for Teaching Shapes
- My Very First Book of Shapes – Eric Carle
- A Circle Here, A Square There: My Shapes Book – David Diehl
- Shapes, Shapes, Shapes – Tana Hoban
- When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins – Rhonda Gowler Greene
If you love these, be sure to see our other printable flashcards!
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