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Common Core for Kindergarten

Videos, stories and songs to help Kindergarten and Grade 1 kids learn about 3-D or solid shapes.

Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

Common Core: K.G.2

Learning Targets:

  • I can name shapes correctly.
  • I can name shapes correctly even when their size and orientation is unusual or different.
  • explores two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes.
  • learn about flat and solid shapes independently as well as how they are related to each other and to shapes in their environment.
  • begin to use position words when referring to and moving shapes.
  • learn to use their words to distinguish between examples and non-examples of flat and solid shapes.
Download Worksheets to identify and sort shapes as two-dimensional or three-dimensional and recognize two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes in different orientations and sizes.

Download Worksheets to create displays of different flat shapes with examples, non-examples, and a corresponding solid shape.

The following figures show some 2d shapes and 3d shapes. Scroll down the page for more examples.

2D vs 3D shapes

3D Shapes I Know (song for kids)

These are the 3D shapes that I know;
sphere, cylinder, cube, cone, pyramid.
Examples of 3-d shapes in your environment.

3D Shapes

Describing 3-D shapes: cone, cube, rectangular prism, pyramid, sphere, cylinder, triangular prism.
Identify the different 3D shapes.

2D and 3D Shapes

Distinguish between 2d shapes and 3d shapes
Group shapes in 2-D shapes and 3-D shapes

3D-Shapes: Vertices, Edges and Faces

How to find the edges, vertices and faces of 3d shapes?
Spheres, triangular pyramids, square based pyramids, and an explanation of edges, vertices and faces.

Sort 3D Objects

Distinguish between 2D and 3D shapes.
Look around for examples of four 2D shapes and four 3D shapes. Shape Dominoes
This video shows an activity that the children can play to learn and remember the name of 3D shapes.

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