Introduction To Shapes
• A shape can be simply explained as the boundary or outline of an object.
• Everything around us can easily be defined in a shape.
• Learning about basic 2D shape will help kids to increase their observation skills, communication skills as well it helps kids to learn more about their surroundings.
Circle
• It is a closed round shape made up of curved lines.
• It has no sides and corners.
• Example of circle around us are clock, tyre, sun, moon, wheel, ball, etc.

Triangle
• It is a closed shape made up of straight lines.
• It has 3 sides and 3 corners (vertices).
• All sides of a triangle can be equal or of different size.
• Examples of triangle around us are mountains, hills, piece of Pizza, nachos, etc.

Square
• It is a closed shape made up of straight lines.
• It has 4 sides and 4 corners (vertices).
• All sides of a square are equal.
• Opposite sides of a square are parallel to each other.
• Examples of square around us are cheese slice, chess board, photo frame, tile, bread slice, etc.

Rectangle
• It is a closed shape made up of straight lines.
• It has 4 sides and 4 corners (vertices).
• Opposite sides of a rectangle are equal.
• Opposite sides of a rectangle are parallel to each other.
• Examples of rectangle around us are books, curtain, door, cupboard, chocolate, table top, bed, etc.
Oval
• It is a closed shape made up of curved lines.
• Oval Shape is an elongated circle like shape.
• It has no straight sides.
• It has no corners like squares or rectangles.
• Few Examples around us are egg, watermelon, beetle, mirror, racket, balloon, etc.

Semi-Circle
• It is a closed shape made up of curved and straight lines.
• When a circle is cut into 2 parts it forms a semi-circle.
• Half of the circle is called a semi-circle.
• Examples of semi-circle around us are umbrella, half pizza, parachute, rainbow, turtle, tunnel, japanese fan, etc.

Star
• It is a closed shape made up of straight lines.
• It has 10 sides.
• It has 10 corners.
• Examples of star shapes around us are stars in the night sky, star on the christmas tree, star shaped cookies, star on the wand, star fruit, star in the medal, starfish, etc.

Heart
• It is a closed shape made up of curved and straight lines.
• This shape is broader from the top and narrows at the bottom.
• It has no straight side.
• Examples of heart shapes around us are strawberry, peepal leaf, heart shaped balloon, heart shaped pendant, etc.

Let’s begin by discovering some ways to teach shapes to our young learners in a fun and interesting ways :

Stories

Teaching Shapes through stories from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs :

Text of Stories

Song

Teaching Shapes through song from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs :

Activities

Teaching shapes by play – way method :

Sort and Learn :

Gather items from around the surrounding area and sort them by shape. A fun way for kids to discover circles, squares, triangles, and more in the world around them.

Hop into shapes :

Create a shape maze on the playground with colored chalk. Hop from one shape to another, or call out a different shape each time!

Teaching shapes by hands – on activities :

Stamping by blocks :

Kids love stamping so this activity proves to be real fun for them. Kids can be instructed to make a design or picture using shape blocks and washable paint.

Worksheets

Help your kids to practise shapes by using the following interesting and engaging fun worksheets and solutions from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs.

Worksheet 012 : Trace The Circles
Solution 012 : Trace The Circles
Worksheet 013 : Identify All The Circles On The Path
Solution 013 : Identify All The Circles On The Path
Worksheet 014 : Trace The Squares
Solution 014 : Trace The Squares
Worksheet 015 : Identify All The Squares On The Path
Solution 015 : Identify All The Squares On The Path
Worksheet 016 : Trace The Triangle
Solution 016 : Trace The Triangle
Worksheet 017 : Colour All Triangles
Solution 017 : Colour All Triangles
Worksheet 018 : Identify All The Triangles On The Path
Solution 018 : Identify All The Triangles On The Path
Worksheet 019 : Trace The Rectangles
Solution 019 : Trace The Rectangles
Worksheet 020 : Trace All The Rectangles On The Path
Solution 020 : Trace All The Rectangles On The Path
Worksheet 021 : Trace The Ovals
Solution 021 : Trace The Ovals
Worksheet 022 : Identify Ovals On The Path
Solution 022 : Identify Ovals On The Path
Worksheet 023 : Identify Stars On The Path
Solution 023 : Identify Stars On The Path
Worksheet 024 : Trace The Semicircle
Solution 024 : Trace The Semicircle
Worksheet 025 : Identify The Hearts
Solution 025 : Identify The Hearts
Worksheet 026 : Identify The Diamonds
Solution 026 : Identify The Diamonds
Worksheet 027 : Trace And Colour The Diamond Shapes
Solution 027 : Trace And Colour The Diamond Shapes
Worksheet 032 : Match Objects With Shapes
Solution 032 : Match Objects With Shapes
Worksheet 033 : Match Objects With Shapes
Solution 033 : Match Objects With Shapes
Worksheet 034 : Match Objects With Shapes
Solution 034 : Match Objects With Shapes
Worksheet 035 : Identify The Shapes
Solution 035 : Identify The Shapes
Worksheet 036 : Identify And Count The Shapes
Solution 036 : Identify And Count The Shapes