Kindergarten Math Centers



This page provides samples of Kindergarten geometry activities suitable for use in math centers, small group, or whole class settings. All activities are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Download the sample activities below each standard or purchase the Kindergarten Math Centers eBook and have all the Number, Geometry, Measurement and Data Centers you’ll need for the entire school year in one convenient digital file.

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
Math Read Aloud Task Card:
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
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.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
Math Read Aloud Task Card:
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
Math Read Aloud Task Card:
Mouse Shapes
Also included in K Math Centers:
Make a Hexagon
Build a Block
Making Shapes from Shapes

Pattern Block Animals

Making Pattern Block Animals (and other living things)

Making Shapes from SticksMaking Shapes from Sticks