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Kindergarten Geometry

Kindergarten Math Journal


This page provides examples of Kindergarten Geometry Activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. All activities on this page are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group or whole class settings. Instructions for each task are typed in large print and written in child-friendly language to enable students to work on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All files for the geometry activities listed are in .pdf format and can be accessed using Adobe Reader. For Geometry Activities for 1st and 2nd Grade see the links below.


KINDERGARTEN GEOMETRY ACTIVITIES

Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres)
K.G1 Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.

Possible Activities:
Geometry Sentence Frames
Pattern Block Barrier Game
Barrier Game Grid (1x3)
Barrier Game Grid (3x3)
Shapes on the Geoboard
3D Shape Sort Cards
Playdo Shape Mats

K Geometry activities aligned with the CCSS
K Geometry tasks aligned with the CCSS

Read-Aloud Task Card: The Shape of Things

K.G2 Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
Possible Activities:
Geometry Sentence Frames (Set 2)
Shape Robot Book template
Shape Sort
It's Not Just A ....

K.G3 Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three-dimensional (“solid”)
Possible Activities:
Geometry Sentence Frames (Set 3)

Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes
K.G4 Analyze and compare two- 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).
Possible Activities:
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes Book template

K.G5 Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.
Possible Activities:

Read-Aloud Task Card: When a Line Bends a Shape Begins

K.G6 Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, “Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?”
Possible Activities:

Build a Hexagon
Build a Block
Pattern Block Pictures

Read-Aloud Task Card: Mouse Shapes


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