A printable shapes chart, like the one below, featuring ten common shapes your kid is likely to encounter, is an easy (and free!) way to introduce them to the world of 2D shapes. This chart includes 2D shapes, names, and blank space in case your little Picasso wants to color the shapes in.
In fact, I encourage you to use this as a 2D shapes kindergarten and preschool chart and as a shapes coloring page so you can work on shape and color recognition as well as take advantage of the numerous benefits of coloring! 🙂
What Are 2D Shapes?
What does 2D shapes even mean? What are 2D shapes? The phrase “2D shape” just means a flat figure that has two dimensions (get it, 2D)—length and width.
What are 2D Shapes? Well, some examples would be a square, circle, and rectangle. You can see pictures of 2D shapes (pentagon 2D shape, circle 2D shape, etc.) in the shapes chart for preschool and kindergarten below!
Tip: In contrast, examples of 3D shapes would include a cube, sphere, and rectangular prism!
Free Printable Shapes Chart: 2D Shapes
The printable shapes chart for preschool or kindergarten features the following ten shapes on one 2D shapes worksheet:
- Circle 2D Shape
- Square 2D Shape
- Triangle 2D Shape
- Hexagon 2D Shape
- Diamond 2D Shape
- Oval 2D Shape
- Octagon 2D Shape
- Rectangle 2D Shape
- Trapezoid 2D Shape
- Pentagon 2D Shape
As already mentioned, you can use this chart as a 2D shapes worksheet to color. Other potential uses include:
- A reference guide. In other words, something for your child to refer to when he or she is working on other 2D shapes kindergarten and preschool printables, like those in the printable shapes bundle. (More on that in a sec.)
- Games. For example, print two copies of this 2D shapes chart, cut out squares that have the shapes on them, and create a homemade matching game.
Individual 2D Shapes Kindergarten and Preschool Printables
The shapes chart for preschool and kindergarten is awesome, but if you’d prefer to work on shapes one at a time, be sure to check out these free 2D shapes worksheets that cover each shape independently:
- Free Printable Octagon Shape
- Free Printable Square Shape
- Free Printable Hexagon Shape
- Free Printable Rectangle Shape
- Free Printable Trapezoid Shape
- Free Printable Pentagon Shape
- Free Printable Oval Shape
- Free Printable Diamond Shape
- Free Printable Triangle Shape
- Free Printable Circle Shape
Each printable features a 2D shape, name, and information on the shape such as the mathematical definition and how to find area and perimeter. These can also be used as shapes coloring pages!
Printable Shapes Chart: 2D Shapes and the Printable Shapes Bundle
While the printable shapes chart of 2D shapes is a freebie, it’s part of the overall 132-page printable shapes bundle, which includes many different shapes worksheets for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. The printable shapes bundle includes:
- Printable Shape Tracing Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten
- Matching Shapes Worksheets
- Shapes Coloring Pages
- Printable Shapes Worksheets for Kindergarten (PDF Downloads) like Counting Shapes Worksheets and Shape Pattern Worksheets
- Printable Shapes
- Printable Preschool Shapes Worksheets (PDF Downloads)
- 2D Shapes Chart – This post! Here’s a color 2D Shapes Chart.
- Shapes Flashcards