Matching is the identification of the same or similar objects according to their common properties. Matching skills lays the foundation for mathematical learning. Matching activity also helps kids cognitive development. Matching by shapes is one of the important skills kids should master.
This worksheet provides an exercise for kids to identify different stars and polygons. It is suitable for kids of three years old. The worksheet contains six stars and six polygons. The stars contain three to eight points, i.e., the three-pointed star, four-pointed star, five-pointed star, six-pointed star, seven-pointed star, and eight-pointed star. The polygons contain from three to eight sides, i.e., the triangle, square, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, and octagon.
It can be played in your own ways. You could cut out the shapes, and ask your kids to fill into their original positions. Or you may ask kids to put the shapes into the corresponding outlines in the second page of the worksheet. This exercise could educate kids to recognize shapes and identify differences between similar objects. This activity is also a great way of training kids to develop their hand-eye coordination, and their fine motor skills.