## Shape Sorting

#### Aligned To Common Core Standard:

**Precursor to Kindergarten** - K.G.B.5

Tips to Help Preschoolers Sort Shapes - Children are exceptionally creative and want to make sense of everything they do in this world. Similar is the case of identifying different shapes. Now, there are various ways to identify them, and this is where different sorting activities are designed. Sorting deals with identifying similarities and differences between different shapes. Children classify different shapes based on different objects ever since their infants. For instance, if you want to stop your baby from taking your cellphone, you can give it a rectangular block. Similarly, if you want preschoolers to sort objects, you need to make sure they are full of characteristics. Such as color, size and shape of an object. If they are aware of these characteristics, the kids can solve puzzles. Once a child starts to match two or more objects, then they learn sorting. They can then do the opposite as well. These worksheets and lessons help students learn how to sort shapes based on similar characteristics and differences that exist between them.

### Printable Worksheets and Lessons

- Shapes and Shaped-Sets:
Steby-Step Lesson- You have sets of objects that form a shape. It always reminds me of college football parades.

- Guided Worksheet -We find shapes in real world objects.
- Guided Explanation - A little bit of line drawing and underlining.
- Independent Practice Worksheet - Some of these are very easy, but I think it is a nice mix.
- Matching Worksheet - See if this one confuses you. Some people tell me that it's brilliant or others, just the opposite.

#### Lesson Sheets

Students learn to count corners and sides of shapes. Naming shapes is next.

- Lesson 1 - We can simplify the triangle like this. The arrows point to the corners.
- Lesson 2 - This is called a rectangle. Rectangles have four sides and two pairs of sides are the same or equal lengths.

#### Practice Worksheets

A nice mix of naming shapes and finding shapes in the real world.

- Practice 1 - How many sides and corners does this shape have?
- Practice 2 - This is called a square. Squares have four sides that are all equal lengths.
- Practice 3 - A corner of a shape is a place where two straight lines meet.
- Practice 4 - A side is a line that joins two corners.
- Practice 5 - Find the 2 basic shapes shown in the car.