Free printable shapes worksheets

Inside: Free printable shapes worksheets perfect for toddlers or preschoolers.

These free printable shapes worksheets have a lot to offer if your little one is ready to learn about shapes. Because preschoolers are usually expected to recognize basic shapes by the time they enter kindergarten, helping them master this skill is essential.

So whether your toddler is only starting to learn her shapes or your preschooler needs some more practice, these printable shapes worksheets are fun and playful to work with.

free printable shapes worksheets

Plus, they are quick and easy to print and perfect for ready-to-go shapes activities you can easily do with your toddler or preschooler at home.

Just let your child color the different shapes, trace the shapes, search & find, look for two matching shapes, or trace the dots.

Plus I’ve recently updated this post and added seven more coloring shapes worksheets for your convenience.

Shape Worksheets

Check out some of my popular shapes worksheets below:

Why shape recognition matters

If you are wondering what shapes should a preschooler know or why is teaching shapes important at such a young age, read on!

The ability to recognize shapes helps children to build a solid foundation for future reading, writing, math, and overall cognitive development.

Reading. When children are able to notice the differences among various shapes, they are very well on their way to spotting the diverse shapes of letters and numbers.

Writing. By tracing shapes, children practice different curves and lines that we typically find in letters. It is no wonder then that plenty of shape tracing practice will boost your child’s ability to learn to write. She will also strengthen her fine motor skills and gain a strong pencil grip.

Critical thinking. By comparing shapes and their characteristics, children can practice problem-solving and critical thinking. Playing shape sorting games, building puzzles, or doing cut-and-paste activities all help your child to observe and solve a shape-related problem.

To download all 20 pages of these shapes worksheets, simply click on the download link at the end under the “Get your PDF below” banner. You will get your pdf right away.


Free printable shapes worksheets for toddlers and preschoolers. Preschool shapes activities such as find and color, tracing shapes and shapes coloring pages.

Free printable shapes worksheets

My printable shapes worksheets are the perfect go-to resource whenever you’re learning about shapes with your little one.

Make sure to let your child play around with them, choose her own colors to color them in, etc.

Let her have fun and don’t worry if she doesn’t find all the right answers. You can always come back and print them out again.

tracing shapes worksheets preschool

Tracing shapes worksheets

My tracing shapes worksheets are designed with young learners in mind. Most of the shapes are large and easy enough to keep toddlers’ or preschoolers’ attention.

As I mentioned earlier, tracing shapes is a building block for future writing. When children practice tracing lines and curves in different shapes, they are preparing to learn to write their letters and numbers.

So before you add any number or letter tracing activities, give your child enough opportunities for tracing shapes first.

With my worksheets, children will practice tracing these basic shapes: triangle, square, circle, rectangle, star, oval, and diamond (rhombus).

Free printable shapes worksheets for toddlers and preschoolers. Preschool shapes activities such as find and color, tracing shapes and shapes coloring pages.
Free printable shapes worksheets for toddlers and preschoolers. Preschool shapes activities such as find and color, tracing shapes and shapes coloring pages.
Tracing shapes worksheet

Tracing shapes pdf

Most recently, I decided to add a few more pages to my shape tracing worksheets.

Here are the latest shape tracing worksheets:

  • Trace and copy shapes
  • Finish drawing the incomplete shapes

You can have a look below.

shape tracing worksheets
finish the shape tracing sheet

Matching shapes

Matching shapes is a great activity to encourage observation skills and problem-solving.

Especially in the house activity, children have to spot shapes within shapes. Gently encourage your child to look at the “big” shapes and “small” shapes to spot them all.

shape tracing preschool
tracing shapes preschool

Cut out the shapes worksheet

Have your child use safety scissors to cut out these shapes to practice scissor skills. She can color them in for extra fun too.

shapes preschool worksheets

Shapes coloring pages pdf

Next is a set of tracing and coloring shapes worksheets for recognizing circles to rectangles, ovals, and diamonds. There is a total of seven pages!

These coloring pages full of shapes are a lot of fun to do. At least my two preschoolers love them. Spotting the right shapes and coloring them in gives them a great sense of accomplishment. They always ask for more!

Shapes worksheets PDF

You can download this printable shapes worksheets bundle below. Right under the pink Planes&Balloons banner!


82 thoughts on “Free printable shapes worksheets”


  2. Thank you so much for this lovely printable. I wanted to start with shape theme for my daughter. Thanks again.

  3. After losing my dominant arm in an accident I have been trying to relearn or train myself to draw. Basic shapes will enable me to continue. Thank you.

  4. thank you so much for these printable.
    they are delightful as morning pages and fill in moments for my littles when I’m working with my oldest!

  5. Thank you so much for making them and sharing them for free!

    I really really appreciate it and my 2,5 year old really loves some of these already!

  6. Thanks a lot for making these free, I use it for our 2 – 3 year old and they are having fun with it. They love it, thanks, with love, all the way from Nigeria.

  7. Kristina,
    Thank you very much for sharing these pages. I have been looking for good shape printouts for my Pre-K class, and these are exactly what I’ve been looking for! They will be good to use to introduce the shapes and also as a review resource.

    Thanks again!

  8. Thank you for this lovely printable. It is really helpful for me in teaching the theme shapes!
    Thanks again

  9. Hi Jessica! Just download the pdf at the bottom of the page and then print. The download link is after the green banner that says “Download your PDF below”. Best to use a desktop for PDF printing.

  10. Thank you so much for making these. It really helped me a lot to save time of making such activities for my children.

  11. Beings that schools are closed, would it be ok to email these printables to my families so they can do them with their children?

  12. Yes, sure. Just please send them a link to my website too if they would benefit from more printables too. I appreciate you asking.

  13. Thank You so much for all of these… it will help for my son’s home learning while schools are closed.

  14. I love every sheet! Thanks for sharing all of your creative and professional work !


  15. Yes, tou may translate instructions to Spanish for your class but please don’t make changes to original worksheets.

  16. Are you by any chance using iPhone or iPad? Those devices most often block direct pdf downloads. Use a laptop or desktop, that should work no problem. The download link is always at the end of each post. Let me know if this helped!

  17. Thank you for taking time to create all the the work you do and giving some of it for free. Thank you very much.

  18. I am so happy I found this site. . I am elated. I am indeed grateful because I am presently working from home and organizing my preschoolers activities and this site makes it soooo easy. A heartfelt thank you to you and may God richly bless you.

  19. Dear Kristina, Thank you very much for your effort and for sharing these awesome printables!! Great help for my work with my preschoolers!! Marianna from Greece.

  20. this was very useful to a mom like me..thank you for this wonderful website i can teach my son at home. before he start to send him on kindergarten

  21. A big thank you from France.
    My pupils are struggling with drawing shapes. All those worksheets will surely help them. 🙂

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