Matching is the identification of similar objects according to their common properties. Matching activities are very important because it not only lays the foundation for learning math in the future, but also helps cognitive development. Matching by shapes is one of the necessary skills that kids should master.
This worksheet shows twelve different irregular shapes. It is suitable for kids of three years old. It contains two parallelograms of different sizes, one trapezoid, one isosceles trapezoid, one oval, one ellipse, one rhombus, and five other irregular geometrical figures. Parents could cut out the shapes, mix them, and ask kids to match them to the corresponding outlines.
This exercise could train kids to recognize different shapes, as well as identify differences between similar objects. This activity is a great way of training the little hands to perform movements with precision and accuracy. And it is also good to improve their ability of problem solving.