Building Objects with Shapes Activity


How to teach Shapes

This Building Objects with Shapes Activity teaches students how use objects to build the 2-D shapes around you in the classroom or at home.

By creating shapes out of different materials, your students will gain a better understanding of shapes. This activity gives students a hands on practice with 2-D shapes.

Using the given materials, create 2-D shapes to show your understanding of angles, and sides. After you have created your shape, draw a picture and label the different parts.

Other resources to use with this Building Objects with Shapes Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about shapes.

Use this Drawing 3D Shapes Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

You may introduce this activity by reviewing 2D shape names using the Have Fun Teaching Shape Song. Next, display different real world examples of each of the 2-D shapes. Then, distribute the 2-D shape activity and materials. As students work, circulate around the classroom to listen to discussions students have about 2-D shapes. After the worksheet, share students discussions that you heard to promote 2-D Shape identification skills.

Be sure to check out more Shape Activities.

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