Teaching Preschoolers about Shapes

80+ Resources for Teaching Preschoolers about Shapes

Welcome to Day 4 of my 5 Days of Back to Homeschool: Preschool Prep series! It’s been a fun week so far. I’ve shared tons of resources for helping to teach your youngest students the alphabet, numbers, and colors. Today I am sharing ideas and resources for teaching preschoolers about shapes!

Learning shapes is a first step in beginning to understand basic math concepts.

Teaching Preschoolers about Shapes with Crafts

Shape Pizza Craft from No Time for Flash Cards
Shapes School Bus Craft from Sugar Aunts
Shape Rockets from Toddler Approved
Shape Fire Engine from I Can Teach My Child
House Shape Pictures from Nurture Store
Rainbow Shape Rocks from Fun a Day
Contact Paper Shape Art from Mess for Less
Pegboard Rubbings from No Time for Flash Cards
Felt Book of Shapes from Plain Vanilla Mom
DIY Shape Stickers from Mess for Less
Stuffed Shape Craft from Buggy and Buddy


Teaching Preschoolers about Shapes with Games/Activities

Sandpaper and Felt Shape Match from Craftulate
Salt Box Shape Discoveries from Gift of Curiosity
Shapes Bubble Wrap Painting from Crayon Box Chronicles
Shapes Cutting Practice from Learn with Play at Home
Driveway Shape Maze from Creative Family Fun
Shape Hopscotch from Housing a Forest
Learning Shapes Ball Game from Hands On as We Grow
Mirror Box Shape Exploration from The Imagination Tree
Giant Shape Sort from I Can Teach My Child
Shape Town File Folder Game from Toddler Approved
Bake Shapes from Nuture Store
Learning Shapes with Spaghetti Noodles from Teaching Mama
Geometry Jump Shape Game from The Pleasantest Thing
DIY Foam Lacing Shapes from Powerful Mothering


Teaching Preschoolers about Shapes with Movies

Baby Einstein – Discovering Shapes
Elmo’s Shape Adventure
Winnie the Pooh – Shapes & Sizes
Baby Newton All About Shapes
Munchkin Math: Shapes
So Smart!: Shapes
JibberBoosh – Shapes and Surprises
Meet the Shapes
Leapfrog: Adventures in Shapeville Park

Teaching Preschoolers about Shapes with Songs

Click the image below to see my YouTube playlist for shapes songs for preschoolers.

shapes songs

Teaching Preschoolers about Shapes with Books

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes
The Wing on a Flea: A Book about Shapes
The Shape Of Things (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
The Shape of Things (Imagination Series) (Imagination (Augsburg Books))
A Circle Here, A Square There: My Shapes Book
Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes
My Very First Book of Shapes
Mouse Shapes
Shape by Shape



Teaching Preschoolers about Shapes with Toys

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Cookie Shape Surprise
Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Cube
Take-Along Shape Sor
Melissa & Doug Shape Sequence Sorting Set
LeapFrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket
Lauri Shape & Color Sorter
The Learning Journey Jumbo the Jet Shape Sorter Remote Control Airplane
Educational Insights Shapes Bean Bags
Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Clock
Infantino Barn Shape Sorter
Learning Resources Sorting Cupcakes
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Shape Sorting Cupcakes Toy Food
Melissa & Doug Shapes – Chunky Puzzle
Small World Express Egg-Shape Sorter



Teaching Preschoolers about Shapes with FREE Printables

Shape Packs from Lovely Commotion
Shape Finger Puppets from Tutus and Tea Parties
Shape Drawing Prompts from Picklebums
Train Shape Matching Puzzle from Craftulate
Shape Flash Cards from Look! We’re Learning!
Tangram Shape Puzzles from Totschooling
Shape Themed Packet from Real Life at Home
My House is Made of Shapes Puzzle Printable Packet from Golden Reflections Blog
Shape Garden from Kids Activities Blog
Shapes Playdough Mats from 3 Dinosaurs


Teaching Preschoolers Shapes with Apps

Learning shapes for kids – colourful multilingual educational game
Laugh & LearnTM Shapes & Colors Music Show for Baby
Learning shapes – 3 in 1 games for kids with shapes and colors
Toddler Learns Shapes Game
Shape Puzzle for Kids – Circles, Triangles Rectangles and More! Preschool and Kindergarten Shape and Color Learning Game for Children and Toddlers – Free
Trace ‘n Glow Shapes
Baby Shape Sorter
Kids Shapes
Shapes mosaic puzzle basic 4 kids HD – first educational craft game for preschool children
Shapes Memory Match!

Learning shapes has the potential to be fun and exciting! Use some or all of these resources to bring them to life for your preschooler!


5 Days of Preschool Prep

Make sure you check out the other Back to Homeschool themed 5 day series from some of my fellow Crewmates:

Marcy @ Ben and Me
Lisa @ Farm Fresh Adventures
Jenn @ Treasuring Life’s Blessings
Michele @ Family, Faith and Fridays
Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning
Rebekah @ There Will Be a $5 Charge for Whining
Gena @ I Choose Joy!

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  1. I use books a lot to teach shapes, so I’ll check out your list!

  2. Thanks again for more great resources!! 🙂

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