Shape learning is very important for kids; it lays the foundation for developing math and literacy skills, such as understanding geometry, building descriptive vocabulary, and so on. After age 2, kids start to identify and name basic shapes such as circles, triangles, rectangles and others, as well as the practical use of shapes. There are a lot of fun activities to assist kids in learning shapes. It is effective to teach kids shapes through playing. For example, parents could play with kids hunting for hidden shapes in pictures. Through this practice, kids can understand shapes both visually and conceptually.
This worksheet provides exercises for shape identification practice. It contains several familiar objects (house, boat, rocket, bus, and airplane) composed of various basic shapes, including square, circle, triangle, star, rectangle, oval, and trapezoid. Parents could ask kids to find each type of shapes hidden in the objects and count different shapes. It is a little bit tricky because some shapes are overlapped. This game is a great way to help kids learn shapes as well as counting. It can also help kids improve their observation skills through visual discrimination of shapes and colors.