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2D Shape Puppet Templates

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 3 pages | Years: P - 1

Use these cute shape puppets when discussing 2D shape names and their properties to your students.

Use these cute 2D Shape puppets with your students when exploring the names and properties of the following 2D shapes:

  • rectangle
  • hexagon
  • square
  • circle
  • octagon
  • rhombus
  • pentagon
  • triangle.

Print and laminate the 2D shape puppets. Use a Stanley knife to cut the circles out for the finger holes. You may like to get your students to decorate the black and white version, you will need to assist with the cutting out of the holes.




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  • Christine Karlov

    Hello , These look great! However I did notice that the edges are curved instead of straight, which makes it technically not an exact shape (rectangle, square etc). I normally would not mind but since this links to maths, could this be changed? thanks for your time :)

    • Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hi Christine, thank you for your comment. We have designed these shapes to have curved vertices to compliment the cartoon finger puppets. If you would like sharper vertices may I suggest cutting the puppets inside the cut line to reduce the curve.