Want to make learning shapes fun? You can’t go wrong with the 130+ page printable shapes worksheets bundle, which includes over 60 preschool shapes worksheets (PDF downloads). Choose from matching shape pages, shape coloring pages PDFs, shape tracing pages for preschool kids, and much more!
According to the United States Department of State website, “When teachers use activities that make learning engaging and fun, students are more willing to participate and take risks. Having fun while learning also helps students retain information better because the process is enjoyable and memorable.” And while the site is specifically referencing teaching English, I think the concept applies to all learning.
- Color recognition.
- Fine motor coordination (for the shapes coloring pages PDFs).
- Focus and concentration.
- Basic reading skills (on the words to shapes worksheets for preschool PDFs).
And while these are frugal (not free) printable shapes worksheets for preschool kids, I think you’ll find that they’re pretty affordable and fit most budgets. It includes hours and hours of fun learning opportunities including matching, coloring, and tracing shapes worksheets for preschool pdfs!
Let’s take a closer look at these matching and coloring preschool shapes worksheets….
Preschool Shapes Worksheets PDFs: Matching Shapes and Colors
Let’s start off with an easy matching shapes worksheet for preschool aged kids. For this worksheet, all your kid has to do is match shapes to one another, or if you’re using the pre-colored worksheet, they could match colors.
Bonus: I like starting with this easy matching shapes worksheet for preschool kids because it’s a great way to build their confidence. If you’re looking for other easy options to start off with, consider:
- Free Printable Shapes Chart: 2D Shapes – This printable can be used to introduce various shapes to your child and could also be turned into a free shape tracing worksheet for preschoolers. Also, here’s a Free Printable Shapes Chart of Color 2D Shapes.
- Printable Shape Tracing Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten – Use these fun tracing shapes worksheets for preschool pdf downloads to reinforce shape recognition and work on fine motor coordination.
Preschool Shapes Worksheets PDFs: Shapes and Objects
Ready to take things up a notch from the color shapes worksheet above? The next preschool shapes worksheet asks your kid to match shapes to real world objects, like a circle to a basketball. This is a great way to get your child thinking about how shapes are everywhere.
Bonus: Take the concept in this shapes worksheets for preschool PDF download a little further by creating a shapes scavenger hunt for your child. Simply show your kid a shape (perhaps using the Printable 2D Shapes Flashcards), and then challenge him or her to find objects around the house that match.
Matching Shapes Worksheets for Preschoolers: Shapes and Words
This is probably the most difficult matching shapes worksheet for preschool kids. It can be challenging because your kid needs to be able to read or at least recognize words in order to match them to the appropriate shape. If your child’s reading skills aren’t quite up to this task, help him or her work through this shapes worksheet for preschool PDF.
Bonus: Looking for more challenging frugal and free printable shapes worksheets for preschool, kindergarten, and older kids? For preschool, kindergarten, and first graders, try these Printable Shapes Worksheets for Kindergarten (PDF Downloads), which help with shape recognition, counting, critical thinking, and more.
You can also use the individual shape printables (see below) to create matching games, tracing shapes worksheets for preschool PDFs, or work through harder math problems, like how to find perimeter and area.
Printable Shapes Coloring Pages PDFs: Ahoy Sailor
Similar to a free spring color-by-number printables, these color shapes worksheets ask your kid to color by shape (match colors to certain shapes).
This is a great way to take advantage of all of the cognitive and mental benefits of color while building color, shape, and word recognition.
Printable Color Shapes Worksheets: Cats Meow
Let the cute kitty in this shapes and colors worksheet help your kid learn. The best thing about this cat? It won’t shed or jump on any of the counters! 😉
Bonus: If you like to use furry friends to help your kid learn, be sure to check out these printable bubble letters: cat and dog letters alphabet. They’re a great way to help your kid learn his or her ABCs.
Printable Shapes and Colors Worksheets: Home Sweet Home
This home sweet home shapes coloring page features four different shapes for your kid to match up. Much like the shapes to objects matching worksheet, this coloring page will have your kid thinking about shapes in the “real” world.
Bonus: Looking for more shapes coloring pages? Look no further: Free Printable Shapes Coloring Pages (PDF Downloads)!