# Recognition of shapes: worksheets and games

Identify shapes: click on the right object.

## Shapes recognition for Preschool and Grade 1

Read the name of the shape on the top of the picture and click on one of given objects, which you think is the right one. If the name matches with the chosen object, you will see "YES" sign. If the shape is wrong, you will see "Try it again" sign.

Try another shape (object) until you find the correct one. Press the button **"New game"** and play another shapes game.

Shape recognition is the ability to identify and name basic shapes. For preschool children it is usually recognition of basic shapes as square, triangle, circle, rectangle and oval. First graders should also recognize pentagon, hexagon, octagon, rhombus etc.

This ´shape recognition game´ serves as a **shapes recognition practice for kids** in Kindegarten and Year 1.

## Shape recognition games

Shape recognition can be split into two separate skills – identifying and naming. Identifying focuses on the ability to point out a shape when named. The next step is naming. In this step the kid can name the shape when asked. This is a more difficult than identifying.

Our shapes games for first grade and preschool improve the ability to identify shapes. We hope that nice pictures of shapes will make these shapes exercises more interesting.

You can play this ´shape recognition game´ online or you can download printable shapes recognition worksheets, which you can use also for home schooling.

Do you want to try something more difficult? Then try these big math puzzles or subtraction pyramid game.

## 2D Shapes recognition worksheets

Learning geometric shapes can be very easy with our colorful 2D shapes worksheets.

Click the picture and download our free printable shapes recognition worksheets in PDF. We have three kinds of shape worksheets for preschool: 1. Match the shapes with their names, 2. Identify shapes and color the correct shape, 3. Chart of basic shapes.

## 2D shapes for First Grade and Kindergarten

Our shapes exercises include following 2D shapes. Read 2D shapes definition for kids:

A circle has no corners or edges. It is round. A circle is a simple closed curve.
The distance between any point of the circle and its centre is the same and it is called the radius.
A nice example of a circle is the Sun. | ||

A oval is like a circle which have been squashed or stretched. A oval looks like an egg. | ||

A triangle has 3 sides and 3 angles. | ||

A cross is a geometrical shape consisting of two intersecting bars perpendicular to each other.
International Committee of the Red Cross uses a cross as its logo. | ||

A square has 4 equal sides and 4 right angles. All sides of a square are the same length. | ||

A rectangle has 4 sides and 4 right angles. Rectangles have 2 long sides and 2 short sides. | ||

A rhombus has 4 equal sides. Its opposite sides are parallel and opposite angels are equal. | ||

A trapezoid has 4 sides. Only two of its sides are parallel. | ||

A parallelogram has also 4 sides. Its opposite sides are equal in length and parallel. | ||

A pentagon has 5 corners and 5 sides. The headquarters of the United States Department of Defenses in Virginia
looks as a pentagon from above. | ||

A hexagon has 6 corners and 6 sides. The hexagonal shape can be found in honey bee cells. | ||

A octagon has 8 corners and 8 sides. A octagon is an example of a polygon as a pentagon or a hexagon. | ||

A heart is a human organ. The heart shape is the universal symbol of love. | ||

A star looks like a star that you see in the sky. | ||

The full list of geometric shapes you can find here.