# 3D Shapes Resources

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Vocabulary Cards: All About 3D Shapes
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Vocabulary Cards: All About 3D Shapes
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: All About 3D Shapes.
Kindergarten
Math
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Cylinders in Different Settings
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Cylinders in Different Settings
Use this geometry exercise with your third graders to practice recognizing the characteristics of a cylinder and finding real-life examples of the three-dimensional shape. For an added challenge, see just how many different shapes your students can name!
Math
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Spot the Spheres
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Spot the Spheres
Spheres are all around us—basketballs, globes, even the planet Earth! Help your students develop an understanding of this 3-D shape by identifying spheres in pictures and in real life.
Math
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Vocabulary Cards: 3-D Scavenger Hunt!
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Vocabulary Cards: 3-D Scavenger Hunt!
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: 3-D Scavenger Hunt!
Math
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Match That Shape
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Match That Shape
This printable worksheet includes six different shapes: Rectangle, circle, hexagon, rectangular prism, sphere, and triangle. Can they match the shape to its name?
Math
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Square Block
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Square Block
This tangram-inspired activity is a great way to help introduce young ones to geometric shapes!
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Cone Shapes
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Cone Shapes
Help your child get to know 3-D shapes with this find-the-shape worksheet that asks her to circle the cone shapes, then draw examples of her own.
Math
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Super Shapes: 3-D Shape Drawing
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Super Shapes: 3-D Shape Drawing
Boost geometry knowledge and enhance creativity with this fun math worksheet.
Math
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Rectangular Prism Creations
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Rectangular Prism Creations
Rectangular prisms can turn into lots of different things! Help your students develop an understanding of this 3-D shape while creating pictures of different objects. Get ready to let your imagination soar with this creative geometry lesson!
Math
Worksheet
Make an Origami Hat
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Make an Origami Hat
Looking for a paper puzzle to challenge your chld's folding skills? When he finishes this printable he will have a paper hat that's ready to put on!
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Plane and Solid Shapes
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Plane and Solid Shapes
Challenge your young mathematician with some solid shapes like cubes, pyramids, prisms and cones!
Math
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Cylinder Shape
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Cylinder Shape
A cylinder is a 3-D shape that appears in many everyday things. Help your child learn about cylinders by identifying the shape in her surroundings.
Math
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Color and Count the Cones!
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Color and Count the Cones!
Students will identify and count the cones using pictures of real-life objects.
Math
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Cones and Cylinders
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Cones and Cylinders
Believe it or not, geometry is everywhere! Find the cones and cylinders in this group of pictures.
Math
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Cones in Different Settings
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Cones in Different Settings
Challenge your students to identify cones and categorize objects with this geometry resource! This exercise will give your third graders practice recognizing the characteristics of a cone and finding real-life examples of the three-dimensional shape.
Math
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Rectangular Prism Hunt
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Rectangular Prism Hunt
Look closely and you will find… rectangular prisms! Help students recognize this 3-D shape while examining a kitchen scene.
Math
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Where are the Rectangular Prisms?
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Where are the Rectangular Prisms?
Where are all the rectangular prisms? With this worksheet, they are in the classroom! Your second graders will have fun identifying all the rectangular prisms in a picture of a classroom.
Math
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Prisms and Spheres
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Prisms and Spheres
Did you know there are geometric shapes all around you? Help your young learner get to know his 3D shapes with this worksheet on prisms and spheres.
Math
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Seeing Shapes: Rectangular Prisms
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Seeing Shapes: Rectangular Prisms
Math
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Everyday Spheres
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Everyday Spheres
Spheres are all around us—from home to school and in between! Have your students search for real-life spheres around them with this fun geometry activity that will deepen their understanding of this ubiquitous shape.
Math
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Spheres in Different Settings
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Spheres in Different Settings
Spheres are all around! Use this exercise with your students to practice recognizing the characteristics of a sphere and finding real-life examples of the three-dimensional shape in a variety of settings.
Math
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Candy Corn Candy Holder
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Candy Corn Candy Holder
Big bags hold a lot of candy, but they're hard to tote around. Have your kid construct a candy corn candy holder perfect for carrying a few lightweight treats.
Math
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Craft a Simple Stick Sled
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Craft a Simple Stick Sled
Reuse old cardboard boxes and popsicle sticks to create a miniature sled that is perfect for preschool pretend play with dolls or action figures.
Kindergarten
Math
Activity

### 3D Shapes Resources

3D shapes are solid objects that have three dimensions. These dimensions are length, width, and height. While 2D shapes are flat, 3D shapes objects that have depth to them. A soccer ball is a 3D shape, also known as a sphere, while a circle on a piece of paper is a 2D shape. To learn more about the different names and properties of 3D shapes, see our resources below.

### Get Started With 3D Shapes

3D shapes can be complicated to work with at first because they have strange names and properties that are different from the familiar 2D shapes. We’ve put together a list of some properties of common 3D shapes and common equations that can be used when working with 3D shapes.

3D ShapePropertiesVolumeSurface Area
SphereIt has no edges or vertices (corners)
It has one surface
It is perfectly symmetrical
All points on the surface are the same distance "r" from the center
43 × π × r34 × π × r2
CylinderIt has a flat base and a flat top
The base is the same as the top
It has one curved side
π × r2 × h 2 × π × r × (r + h)
ConeIt has a flat base
It has one curved side
13 × π × r2 × hπ × r × (r + s)
CubeIt has 6 Faces, each with 4 edges (and is a square)
It has 12 Edges
It has 8 Vertices (corner points), each is where 3 edges meet
(edge length)36 × (edge length)2
Triangular PrismIt has identical ends (triangles) and flat faces
It has the same cross section all along its length
Base area × length2 × base area + base perimeter × length

Now that you have a list of some of the common 3D shapes, dive into our resources to learn how to apply these shapes and other, or move on to our volume page to learn how to calculate how much area these 3D shapes take up.