Shapes eKit

Academic Standards

CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.1 Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.2 Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.

CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.3 Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

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W. Frank Steely Library Resource

Title:  Shape Beanbags       

Call Number:  LRC LT 4790 .T5 S5 

Description: This resource consists of 9 beanbags in 3 shapes (circle, square, triangle) and colors. It also includes cards that have shapes on them. The kit is useful for teaching color and shape discrimination, vocabulary and sequencing skills.

Lesson Plans

Animal Colors and Shapes: The main objective of this lesson plan is for students to be able to use different shapes to create pictures of animals.

Introduction to Shapes : This lesson plan includes great ideas for teaching about shapes. This site has an interactive feature where students can practice drawing shapes online.

It's a Perfect Fit: Getting into Shapes Patterns: The objective of this lesson is for students to be able to recognize and describe 2-D & 3-D shapes. 

5 Day Lesson Plan on shapes:  This resource is a 7 day lesson plan for teaching students about shapes. Each day introduces a different shape.

Student Resources

PBS Games: This site has a variety games for kids that will help them to learn about shapes. 

Nick Junior Games: This website has games which help the students to be able to identify shapes.

Abcya Shapes: This educational game helps students to learn the properties of basic and complex shapes.

Additional Steely Library Resources

The Amazing Book of Shapes, by Lydia Sharman. Useful for teaching students how to draw different shapes.

       Call Number: Y QA445.5 .S53 1994

Sea Shapes, by Suse MacDonald. This books shows how sea animals an be made up of various shapes.

       Call Number: Y QA445.5 .M32 1994

Shapes, by John J. Reiss. This book introduces shapes as the building blocks for other shapes.

        Call Number: Y QA447 .R44 

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes, by Tana Hoban. This wordless book has images of real-world places made up of shapes.

        Call Number: Y QA447 .H63 1986

Shape By Shape, by Suse MacDonald. Tells a story about the different shapes that make up a dinosaur.

        Call Number: Y QA445.5 .M33 2009x

So Many Circles, So Many Squares, by Tana Hoban. This book shows photographs of things made up of circles and squares.

       Call Number: Y QA445.5 .H627 1998

Vocabulary Quiz

This is a link to a vocabulary quiz about shapes.


Compiled by Alie Flaugher for EDU 313.

Steely Library phone number:  859.572.5457