Flat Shapes Lesson Plans

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Shape Up: Identifying Shapes
Shape Up: Identifying Shapes
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Shape Up: Identifying Shapes
Shape up! Your students will develop spatial and coordination skills while using accurate terms to name and describe two-dimensional shapes.
Preschool
Math
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Dancing Directions
Dancing Directions
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Dancing Directions
In this fun lesson plan, your students will love learning all about describing location using games, stories, and dancing! This can be used as a stand alone or pre-lesson for the **Where is It?** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Shapes Inside Shapes
Shapes Inside Shapes
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Shapes Inside Shapes
Look all around! We can find 2D shapes inside 3D shapes wherever we go! In this lesson, students will sort shapes and recognize the 2D components of common 3D shapes.
Kindergarten
Math
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Round and Round: Identifying Circles
Round and Round: Identifying Circles
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Round and Round: Identifying Circles
Introduce your preschoolers to circles with this fun lesson. Your students will enjoy identifying circles hidden in everyday objects around the classroom.
Preschool
Math
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I Can Make the Earth Happy
I Can Make the Earth Happy
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I Can Make the Earth Happy
Your students will help the world go round with this activity that teaches them how to be green! Use this activity to wrap up a week of learning about helping our Earth, or as a stand alone lesson.
Preschool
Math
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Shapes and Shadows
Shapes and Shadows
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Shapes and Shadows
Students will get hands-on experience manipulating shapes in this preschool-friendly activity. With the help of shape blocks and worksheets, little learners will get the hang of squares, triangles and rectangles in no time.
Preschool
Math
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Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle
Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle
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Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle
How do you build spatial reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving skills while doing something that is fun? With tangrams! In honor of Chinese New Year, this lesson introduces your students to the Chinese puzzle of tangrams.
Kindergarten
Math
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A Place for a Shape
A Place for a Shape
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A Place for a Shape
Detective time! In this lesson, your students will become shape detectives and go on a shape hunt to find the missing shapes on a grid.
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
Finding All of the Flat Shapes
Finding All of the Flat Shapes
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Finding All of the Flat Shapes
2D shapes are all around us! In this lesson students will explore the properties of four different shapes—triangles, circles, rectangles, and squares! They will learn that they can find these shapes anywhere in the world around us.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Quizzical Shapes
Quizzical Shapes
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Quizzical Shapes
Shapes, shapes everywhere! In this lesson, your students will identify shapes and differentiate between the geometrical figures. They will also learn about sides and angles in every shape.
Kindergarten
Math
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Shape Dancing
Shape Dancing
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Shape Dancing
Practice drawing and identifying shapes with your class as they become master dance choreographers!
Kindergarten
Math
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Super Shapes
Super Shapes
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Super Shapes
Shapes don't have to be puzzling. With this lesson, your students will learn shape names and shape identification as they put these simple puzzles together.
Preschool
Math
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Magic 2D Shapes
Magic 2D Shapes
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Magic 2D Shapes
In this mini-lesson, your ELs will learn all about 2D shapes using hands on practice! This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Shape It Up lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Fingerpaint and Fun with Shapes
Fingerpaint and Fun with Shapes
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Fingerpaint and Fun with Shapes
Use this great lesson to get your students interested in learning about basic shapes! This lesson integrates a sensory activity with learning and lets students get a little messy.
Preschool
Math
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Hopping Around: Circles
Hopping Around: Circles
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Hopping Around: Circles
Hop to the circles! This lesson helps your students experience circles in a fun and informal way using crafts, songs, and games. Your students will also develop perceptual, fine, and gross motor skills at the same time.
Preschool
Math
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String Shapes!
String Shapes!
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String Shapes!
Give your students some early practice with shapes using this simple lesson. Young learners will have a great time creating shapes using pieces of string.
Kindergarten
Math
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Identifying Shapes: Magical Castle
Identifying Shapes: Magical Castle
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Identifying Shapes: Magical Castle
Your class will feel like royalty with this shape identification lesson. Help students find the runaway creature while they learn the names of shapes and practice their color identification.
Preschool
Math
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My Little Monkey Is...
My Little Monkey Is...
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My Little Monkey Is...
Your students will go bananas for this activity that has them read a fun story about monkeys and create their own whimsical monkeys while learning about size sequencing and color words.
Preschool
Math
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It's a Shape Zoo!
It's a Shape Zoo!
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It's a Shape Zoo!
Preschool students will love getting creative as they make shape animals while learning all about 2D shapes in this fun lesson! It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson plan for the Shapes and Shadows lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Making Shapes
Making Shapes
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Making Shapes
Help your students get comfortable with 2D shapes using this fun arts-inspired lesson plan!
Kindergarten
Math
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How Do You Know the Shape?
How Do You Know the Shape?
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How Do You Know the Shape?
In this fun music and text inspired lesson plan your students will love making their own shape pictures as they learn all about 2D shapes! It can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Fingerpaint and Fun with Shapes.
Preschool
Math
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Shape Jumble: Matching
Shape Jumble: Matching
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Shape Jumble: Matching
This is a fun lesson for your students to learn shapes while playing an engaging matching game. Your students will also get to practice their fine motor skills in this lesson.
Kindergarten
Math
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Shapes in the World
Shapes in the World
Lesson Plan
Shapes in the World
Your ELs will love learning all about shapes in this fun hands-on lesson plan. Students will practice identifying shapes using everday objects. It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson plan for the Super Shapes lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Shaping Up Turkeys
Shaping Up Turkeys
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Shaping Up Turkeys
Who knew math and reading could create Thanksgiving turkeys? Your students will "read" directions to draw shapely turkeys in this independent art activity.
Preschool
Math
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Punched-Out Shapes
Punched-Out Shapes
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Punched-Out Shapes
Your students will get right to the point with this small group activity! Your students will use large push pins to punch out shapes, all while improving fine motor skills and creating class books to read when the activity is finished.
Preschool
Math
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Flat Shapes Lesson Plans

Children love shapes! These lesson plans on flat shapes offer inventive ways to help students learn to identify and name simple 2D shapes. As they practice with flat shapes, they build spatial reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Students will enjoy engaging lesson plans like Shape Dancing while teachers will appreciate how quickly the lessons help children grasp and remember concepts.