KINDERGARTEN
GEOMETRY ACTIVITIES
ALIGNED WITH COMMON
CORE STATE STANDARDS

Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres)
K.G.A.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
The Shape of Things
Also included in K Math Centers:
3D Shape Sort Cards

K.G.A.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?

K.G.A.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.B.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
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.B.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
When a Line Bends
Also included in K Math Centers:
3D Shape Models
Making Shapes from Sticks

K.G.B.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