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2D and 3D Shape Puzzles

I always love when I come across an activity that can be used any time of the school year. These 2D and 3D Shape Puzzles can do just that. They are perfect for both introduction or review to shapes.

FREE Real items shape puzzles in color and black and white to help kids learn to identify circles, squares, rectangles, ovals, rhombus, hexagon, octagon, pentagon, and more! Perfect for a fun math center for preschool, prek, kindergarten, first grade

2D and 3D Shape Puzzles

Help kids learn about 2d and 3d shapes for kids with this fun, free printable math game! There are 10 different puzzles in this download. Each puzzle covers a different 2D or 3D shape. Each clip card will have a picture and then four options for students to chose from.


3d Shapes for Kids

It is recommended that you print these on cardstock and laminate prior to use. This will allow you to reuse this printable year after year!

All you will have to do to prepare this shape game is to cut the puzzles out. I always find it easiest to use a paper cutter to cut the individual puzzles and then go back with scissors to cut out the three different pieces.

prepare shape puzzles but cutting along solid lines

Shape Games for Kids

Students will start this shape game for kids by placing all of the pieces on a table or floor.

They will then need to choose a puzzle piece. This students chose a rhombus shaped puzzle piece. I always encourage my students to say the shape out loud. You can even encourage them to trace the shape with their finger.

say shape out loud; trace shape with finger - rhombus

Students will then search through the remaining puzzle pieces, looking for matching shape puzzles.

find 3 objects that are all the same shape to complete your shape puzzle

Once all three pieces are there, the puzzle is complete.

shapes included are circle, rhombus, hexagon, octagon, oval, rectangle, square, and triangle

Preschool Shapes

This preschool shapes set also comes with a black and white option. This will save you ink and allow your students to take ownership of their shape puzzles.

print these shape puzzles in color or black and white to save ink and have extra fun coloring shapes

Differentiating 2D and 3D Shape Puzzles

If you think that your students would struggle with have three puzzle pieces for all ten puzzles, take the middle piece out of the mix and students will just match two shapes together.

Super cute monster themed shape playdough mats for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids  

Shape Printables

Looking for more fun ways to help kids learn about shapes? You will love these free shape printables:

FREE 2D and 3D Shape Puzzles FREE Shape Playdough Mats are a fun way for hands on learning about shapes for kids. Each shape printable has real life shapes, space to build a shape out of playdough, and trace the shape name.


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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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