Teaching Resource

Let's Sort It! - 2D Shapes and 3D Objects Sorting Activity

PDF | 9 pages|Grade: 2

A sorting game to use in the classroom when identifying the properties of 2D shapes and 3D objects.

Use this teaching resource during numeracy group activities to help students identify and compare 2D shapes and 3D objects.

Individually, or in small groups, students sort the cards into two groups, 2D shapes and 3D objects. Once the cards have been sorted, students then match the pictures with their names.

Print, cut out and laminate a class set of cards and store in a ziplock bag. Alternatively, to reduce plastic use, print on thick card for durability.

This resource includes the following shapes:

  • hexagon
  • trapezium
  • oval
  • kite
  • parallelogram
  • rhombus
  • square
  • triangle
  • circle
  • rectangle
  • pentagon
  • octagon
  • cube
  • cylinder
  • triangular prism
  • square-based pyramid
  • hexagonal prism
  • triangular-based pyramid
  • sphere
  • cone
  • rectangular prism.

Three blank cards have also been included to add more shapes as a class.

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    Vivienne Jerks

    Thanks so much for modifying this resource. It will be very useful for Maths rotations for 2D Shapes and 3D Objects.

    Vivienne Jerks · Feb 27th, 2017

    Victoria (Teach Starter)

    Hi Vivienne,
    Thank you for your positive comment! We hope your students enjoy using this resource in the classroom.
    Kind regards,

    Victoria (Teach Starter) · Feb 27th, 2017

    Resource Updates

    • This resource now includes hexagon, trapezium, oval, kite, parallelogram, rhombus, rectangular prism, cone and sphere.

      Addition by Victoria (Teach Starter) Feb 26th, 2017

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