2D and 3D Shape Centers

Tuesday, September 1, 2020


Hi friends,

I've been working hard to put together this 2D and 3D shape center packet for you. Working with shapes is such a hands-on learning area so I've made sure to fill this packet full of fun and interactive activities for you to use with your students to have them mastering all things related to 2D and 3D shapes.

The Activities

This packet features 12 different activities which are designed to provide students with hands-on experience with 2D and 3D shapes. Where applicable, the activities come in both a 2D and 3D version to ensure that you always have a vast array of resources to use with your students.

1. I Spy Shapes

If there is anything that little learners love, it is getting their detective on! This activity is exactly like the 'I Spy' game that we have all grown to love but it's a shape version of it! To play, students search for the objects that match the shape shown at the top of each mat and circle them with erasable marker or cover them with blocks, mini-erasers, pom-poms or other small objects. There are mats included for circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, pentagons, hexagons, octagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, square pyramids, rectangular prisms and spheres.

2. Pattern Block Cards

These pattern block cards are a fun way to help enhance your students' visual skills while building their geometric imagination. To play, students build the shapes using pattern blocks. As an extra challenge, there are blank shape cards included too so that students can use their imagination and build their very own shapes. These bonus cards also double up as a fun STEM challenge too!