Teaching Resource

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

Free on Plus | 9 pages (PDF)|Grades: 2 - 5

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

Use this teaching resource as a math center activity to help students identify and compare 2-D shapes and 3D objects.

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

Print a class set of cards on cardstock for added durability, and store in a ziplock bag.

This resource includes the following shapes:

  • hexagon
  • trapezoid
  • 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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  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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