Teach your kids to recognize shapes with these fun and free printable shapes worksheets

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

free printable shapes worksheets

These free printable shapes worksheets have a lot to offer if your little one is ready to learn about shapes.

Check out this complete list of my shapes worksheets and activities.

Because preschoolers are usually expected to recognize basic shapes by the time they enter kindergarten, helping them mastering 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.

Plus, they are quick and easy to print, and perfect 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.

See more shapes & tracing activities here:

Why shape recognition matters

If you are wondering what shapes should a preschooler know or why is teaching shapes important in 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 spot 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 bottom of this post. You will get your pdf right away.

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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.

Just print them one at a time or all at once and have numerous shapes activities ready to go.

And 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.

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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 toddler’s or preschooler’s 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.
Free printable shapes worksheets for toddlers and preschoolers. Preschool shapes activities such as find and color, tracing shapes and shapes coloring pages.
preschool tracing shapes worksheets

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

tracing shapes preschool worksheets
shape tracing worksheets preschool
tracing shapes for preschoolers
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

To practice scissor skills, have your child use safety scissors to cut out these shapes. 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!

Please, keep in mind that these free printable shapes worksheets are for personal or classroom use only. Any re-distribution or altering are not allowed without written permission first. Thank you!

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68 thoughts on “Teach your kids to recognize shapes with these fun and free printable shapes worksheets”

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

      Viviana

  1. I HAVE 2 KIDS, 2 AND 4 YEARS ALL, LOVE ALL THIS PRINTABLE, THANK YOU SO MUCH, WE WILL ENJOY LEARNING TOGETHER AT HOME 😀

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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!

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    • 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.

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

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

    • 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!

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