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K Geometry activities aligned with the CCSS

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.  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.


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 (Set 1)
Pattern Block Barrier Game
3D Shape Sort Cards

Math 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 Sort
It's Not Just A ....
Sorting Attribute Blocks
Shape Robot Book Template

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:

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. 2)
My 3D Shapes Book (ver. 3)

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

Possible Activities:
Shapes on the Geoboard
Playdough Shapes

Math Read Aloud Task Card:
When a Line Bends

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:
Make a Hexagon
Build a Block
Pattern Block Pictures

Math Read Aloud Task Card:
Mouse Shapes

More Kindergarten Geometry Read Alouds

More Kindergarten Geometry Resources

Kindergarten E-Books (click on a cover for more information)

Kindergarten Math Journals
Counting Rhymes
Math Projects K-2

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