Kindergarten Geometry

This page provides samples of Kindergarten Geometry Activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards.  All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group or whole class settings and are designed to  provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking.  All files are in PDF format. Sample activities listed in blue are available for immediate download. Activities listed in **grey are available in our Kindergarten Math Centers eBook .

Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres)
K.G.1 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.

Sample Activities:
Pattern Block Barrier Game
Math Read Aloud Task Card:
The Shape of Things
Also included in K Math Centers:
** 3D Shape Sort Cards

K.G.2 Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
Sample Activities:
It's Not Just A .... 
Also included in K Math Centers:
** Shape Robot Book Template
** Geometry Sentence Frames Set 2 -  Naming 2D Shapes
** What's in the Bag?

Shape Robot, Shape Robot Book TemplateShape Robot Book

K.G.3 Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three-dimensional (“solid”)
Included in K Math Centers:
** Geometry Sentence Frames: Set 3 - Flat and Solid Shapes

Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes 
K.G.4 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).

Sample Activities:
Geometry Sentence Frames: Set 1- Describing 2D Shapes
My 3D Shapes Book (ver. 2)
Also included in K Math Centers:
** 2D Shape Sort (ver. 1)
** 2D Shape Sort (ver. 2)
** Solid Shape Sort
** Shapes, Shapes, Shapes Book Template
** My 3D Shapes Book (ver. 1)
** My 3D Shapes Book (ver. 3)
** Pattern Block Sort
** Roll, Slide, Stack

K.G.5 Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.

Sample Activities:
Playdough Shapes
Shapes on the Geoboard
Math Read Aloud Task Card:
When a Line Bends 
Also included in K Math Centers:
** 3D Shape Models
** Making Shapes from Sticks

Making Shapes from SticksMaking Shapes from Sticks

K.G.6 Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, “Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?”
Sample Activities:
Pattern Block Animals
Math Read Aloud Task Card:
Mouse Shapes
Also included in K Math Centers:
** Make a Hexagon
** Build a Block
** Making Shapes from Shapes

Kindergarten Geometry Read Alouds

More Kindergarten Geometry Resources

 Kindergarten EBooks

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