Are you a multitasker? If so, these matching shapes worksheets are for you! They’ll help your kid learn his or her shapes and allow you to take advantage of all of the cognitive benefits of matching activities. Choose from three separate types of fun worksheets, which feel more like shape matching games than homework! 😉
Various versions of “matching” are pretty common in the world of toddler games and learning tools. Have you ever wondered why? It’s because they offer a lot of cognitive benefits. In fact, matching activities can:
- Improve visual memory.
- Build attention to detail.
- Help build categorization skills (same vs. different).
- Improve concentration.
Plus, they can help your child build familiarity with whatever concept the matching activity focuses on. So, for example, if the matching activity centers around shapes (as these shape matching printables do), they’ll help your child become more familiar with shapes.
You can choose from three separate types of matching shapes worksheets for preschool and kindergarten that range from easy to hard. Each covers five shapes. All of these printables are part of the 132-page printable shapes worksheets bundle. (More on that bundle later!)
Basic Matching Shapes Worksheets
If your child is just getting acquainted with the concept of shapes, set him or her up for success by using an easy shape matching game or worksheet. This is a great matching shapes for toddlers printable because it’s so straightforward and simple. For this matching shapes worksheet, available in black and white or colored, all your kid has to do is match the visual representation of shapes.
Tip: The colorful version of this printable on matching shapes for toddlers can also serve as a printable on matching colors. Yep, you can challenge your kid to not only match the shapes but the colors to get a little extra bang for your buck!
Object to Shape Matching Game Worksheet
Ready to take things up a notch? Then snag this matching shapes worksheet for preschool and kindergarten! In this shape matching printable your child must match 2D shapes to real-life examples of that shape. For example, a square matches to a window. What I love about this worksheet is it gets your kid thinking about how shapes are everywhere!
Tip: Use this printable as inspiration for a shape matching game. Once your child starts thinking about shapes in the wild, so to speak, ask him or her to find examples at home. For example, can your child find examples of a circle or a triangle around the house?
Words to Shape Matching Printable
The last of the matching shapes worksheets is the most difficult. (In fact, it may be too difficult to serve as a good learning tool on matching shapes for toddlers.) In this printable, your child must match the visual representation of each shape to it’s spelled out name.
Tip: Like the other two shape matching printables, this worksheet is available in black and white and colored. The colored version of this shape matching “game” is a bit easier and probably a better place to start because your child can match the colors.
These matching shapes worksheets are one of the many printables and activities you’ll find in the 132-page printable shapes worksheets bundle! The printable shapes worksheets bundle also includes:
- Printable Shape Tracing Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten
- Shapes Coloring Pages
- Printable Shapes Worksheets for Kindergarten (PDF Downloads) including Counting Shapes Worksheets and Shape Pattern Worksheets
- Printable Shapes
Beyond Matching Shapes Worksheets
As I’m sure you saw in the section about the printable shapes worksheets bundle, which you definitely did not skip, shape matching printables and shape matching games aren’t the only learning tools at your disposal. In addition to all the fun activities available to you in the printable shapes worksheets bundle, which you are now intimately familiar with, 😉 you can also use these printables:
These posts have a printable version of each shape, which includes the actual shape and it’s name, as well as lots of other information about each shape. That info ranges from basic, such as a definition, to advanced concepts, like how to find area and perimeter. So read up so you can help your kid with homework and be a trivia champ! 😉