Describe Shapes (Kindergarten)

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Examples, solutions, videos, and songs to help Kindergarten kids learn how to analyze and compare two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/“corners”) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).

Common Core: K.G.4

Suggested Learning Target

  • I can describe a shape by telling things like the number of sides, number of vertices (corners), and other special qualities.
  • I can compare two-dimensional shapes and describe their similarities and differences.
  • I can compare three-dimensional shapes and describe their similarities and differences.

All About Shapes
Learn characteristics of 4 basic shapes (circle, triangle, rectangle, and square).
How many sides and corners?

Sides & Corners of different shapes (Triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon)

Shapes, Sides, Corners
This is an introduction to what constitutes a side and corner of a shape.

Shapes & Their Sides
Basic Shapes and knowing how many sides they have. (Triangle, Square, Rectangle, Pentagon, Hexagon, Octagon)

Attributes of 2D

  1. 4 points or corners
  2. 4 sides
  3. 2-D flat or plane shape
  4. Orange color
  5. Small size shape
  6. 3 points or corners
  7. 3 sides
  8. 2-D flat or plane shape
  9. Green color
  10. Small size shape.

A shapes song for children.

Describe 3-Dimensional Shapes
Descriptive a 3-dimensional shape by the number of flat faces, corners, edges and curved surfaces it has. Take note that a rectangular prism is also called a cuboid (UK).

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