Math Playdough Printables Shapes

Shape Worksheets for Preschool

These super cute shapes playdough mats are a fun, hands-on math activities for preschoolers!

FREE Shape Playdough Mats are a fun, hands on math activity for preschool, prek, and kindergarten age kids #shapes #playdoughmats #prek

Shape Worksheets for Preschool

It can be difficult for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade children to learn the names of all the shapes out there. There are a lot of shapes and they start to get really complicated with hexagon, octagon, decagon…. Let’s keep it simple. These fun, free printable, Shape Worksheets for Preschool are a great way to introduce your students to the basic shapes with see all around them every day.

Students will begin to recognize the differences in shapes – number of corners, number of sides, and and form of these common preschool shapes. I love that these free worksheets have a place for children to practice forming shapes, for learning the shape name, and also an example of a real world object of that shape – such a great visual for young leaners.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, homeschooler, daycare, or grandparent -these pre k worksheets are a great resource for teaching preschooler Shapes. Use them in a math center in your classroom, as an enrichment activity for math, summer learning, extra practice, or any other way you like.


Shapes Mats

These free printable shape playdough mats are a fun way for preschoolers to be introduced to shapes. Start out by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie.  Now print the pages in color and slip in a sheet protector or laminate pages to make this shape activity for prek reusable.

Hands on oreschool shapes activity for learning shapes like diamonds and rectangles.

Shape Worksheets

There are 9 different shape mats for learning preschool shapes. Simply print in color and laminate for durability. Shapes in this free shape printable include:

  • circle
  • diamond
  • square
  • rectangle
  • trapeziod
  • triangle
  • hexagon
  • octagon

Free preschool shapes activities using playdough for prek.

Shapes Activities for Preschoolers

Each page has a splash of color in the border and picture of a real world item of that shape. Prek students will trace the shape word in dry erase marker to easily wipe clean and repeat.

HINT: If you prefer, you can use these preschool shapes mats with crayons, sticker,s duplos or any other materials.

These free printable shape playdough mats are a fun math activities for preschoolers.

Math Activities for Preschoolers

Finally, they will use playdough to make the shape in two sizes. They can make shape pancakes or roll playdough ropes and form the outline of the shape. This is a great activity to help kids work on shape recognition, an important preschool math skill, while strengthening motor skills. (We love using free playdough mats for learning a variety of concepts and vocabulary!)

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Looking for more fun and free ideas to make learning fun for preschoolers? Check out these free prek worksheets:

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of and where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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