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Shape Patterns

Shape Patterns is a sequencing game where children from 3 to 8 years of age need to complete the pattern of different coloured 2D shapes. Three levels of difficulty.

3-8 year olds
Shifting Shapes

Can you name the 2D and 3D shapes? The game from ictgames has a draggable torch shining on a hidden shape. You can move the torch to guess the name of the shape and then click the 'eye' to see if you were right.

6-9 year olds
Shape Monsters

The Shape Monsters game is an introduction to 2D shapes for young children. Children need to feed the monsters with the correct shapes. The monsters then say the name of the shape they've eaten.

2-5 year olds
Puppy School Obstacle Course

This short video gives an introduction to ordinal numbers and provides an opportunity to discuss 2D and 3D shapes. It is intended to be viewed with adult support.

Pupils, Parents
4-6 year olds
2D Shapes Sorting Using Carroll Diagrams

Sort 2D shapes on Carroll diagrams. There are four levels of difficulty and sorting is by two variable criteria. Squares are classed as rectangles as they are special case rectangles.

Teachers, Pupils
6-11 year olds
Geoboard by Didax

You can create all sorts of 2D shapes with the bands on this Geoboard. There are two grids to choose from: circular and rectangular.

6-9 year olds
Sorting 3D Shapes on a Venn Diagram

An activity where you use a Venn diagram to sort a variety of 3D shapes according to their properties, including: whether they are pyramids or prisms, the number of faces, edges and vertices and whether they have a curved surface.

7-11 year olds

A wonderful teaching resource for exploring shapes. Choose from three different geoboard designs and stretch out the bands to make your shapes.

Teachers, Pupils
6-11 year olds
2D Shapes Class Clips

Short video clips on 2D shapes from the BBC designed for classroom use.

5-7 year olds
Pattern Blocks

Have fun making your own shapes and tessellating patterns or see if you can complete the pattern puzzles.

7-9 year olds
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