Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Plane Shapes topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Sorting Shapes

Have students gather objects around the room that are circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles. Have students identify each item and its shape. Then have them sort the objects into different piles. Which shape is the most common? Which shape is the least common? Why?

Mosaic Mural

Make a class mosaic. Have students cut out different shapes and color them. The shapes can be different sizes and orientations. Then students can glue them together to make a large class mosaic. Discuss different patterns students can make with the shapes.

Scavenger Hunt

Have students go on a scavenger hunt for shapes in the school or classroom. Divide the students into small groups and give each group a list of different-shaped items to find. You can use clues to point them to the right item. For example, students can find something round that ticks or something rectangular with pages. Groups can write where they find each item or if possible, bring the item along.

Shape Bingo

Have students make their own Bingo cards. Have them make a 3 x 3 chart and fill each square in with a shape. Limit their shapes to circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, ovals, and diamonds. They can reuse shapes and put them in different orientations. Then call out different shapes at random. The first student to get three across, three down, or three diagonally wins.


Filed as:  K-3, Math, Plane Shapes