Shapes are all around us. We often learn about them as individual items, but we really see them everywhere we go!
When my kids were small, they loved spotting shapes as we went about the day.
They found shapes on streetlights, traffic signs, buildings, and especially their favorite foods.
To help early learners recognize shapes all around them, I’m sharing these fun shape sorting activity mats for preschoolers!
These are so cute for morning tubs and early math centers! Kids will love challenging themselves to find all the shape objects.
Read on to see how to get your set! And, for more fun with shapes, don’t miss our Apple Seek and Find Shapes Worksheets!
Shape Sort! Shape Sorting Activity Mats
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This product includes mats and shape cards for:
- and Oval
Each shape mat has six spaces to place the six objects that have the specified shape.
The cards are also color coded, so it’s easy – even for little ones – to match them up.
If a student is unsure which shape goes where, ask them to lay the shape card directly on the shape shown on the mat.
Then they can trace around the shape with their finger to see which shape it resembles the most.
This can be used as a one-time cut and paste activity for students, but it really works wonderfully as a reusable lesson.
Just laminate the mats and cards and then add hook and loop sticky dots for a quick go-to whenever you want to reinforce shape recognition.
These are also fantastic for busy bags!
Scroll down to get your Printable Shape Sorting Activity Mats!
Take a look at these other early learning activities for students!
And don’t miss more ways to teach for early ages on my Learning for Little Ones Pinterest board!
To get your copy of these Shape Sort! Shape Sorting Activity Mats, click the image or the link below to visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store!