2D or 3D Shapes Worksheet


How to teach Shapes

This 2D or 3D Shapes Worksheet teaches students how to determine if a shape is considered 2D or 3D to build shape recognition skills.

Your students interact with shapes almost everyday. They need to know different shapes to be able to describe objects they are looking for. This worksheet will help your students understand the differences between 2D and 3D Shapes.

Look at the pictures. Next, they decide if they are 2-dimensional (flat) or 3-dimensional (solid). Then, students look for examples of each shape in their classroom or at home.

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You may introduce this lesson by reviewing 2D shape names using the Have Fun Teaching Shape Song. Next, display different real world examples of each of the 2-D and 3D shapes. Then, students complete the worksheet independently or with a partner. As students work, circulate around the classroom to listen to discussions students have about 2-D and 3D shapes. After the worksheet, share students discussions that you heard to promote 2-D and 3D Shape identification skills. Finally, students look for examples of 2D and 3D shapes in the classroom or at home.

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