If you want your child to learn to recognize shapes on household items and other objects they see often, this printable spot the shapes activity is perfect for you. Your child will learn to identify shapes on different objects and complete the pictures by cutting and pasting the missing shapes.
This is an excellent shape recognition activity for older toddlers and preschoolers. They will learn to spot shapes in everyday objects, and practice cutting and pasting while exercising their hand muscles.
Download the printable pdf and get ready to develop your child’s fine motor and memory skills.
Spot The Shapes Cut and Paste
Teaching children shapes is so much easier when they can apply them to real life. They become more memorable. Once they are able to recognize shapes, children can easily see how different things fit together.
The pictures in this activity show blank spaces of different items in different shapes. Your child will learn to spot the shapes and figure out which item fits that shape.
By doing this, your child will ultimately be able to categorize those items by shape when they see them in real life.
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How To Do This Activity
There are five pages for this activity. The first four pages have different pictures with blank spaces to stick the missing pieces. The fifth page had all the missing pieces in different shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, diamond, star, and heart.
This is what you are going to need:
- Shapes cut and paste activity (download here)
- Scissors to cut
- Glue to paste the shapes
- Laminating machine if you want to reuse the printable
Download and print out the activity. Let your child have some cutting practice by cutting out the pictures on page 5.
Just keep a close eye to make sure they use the scissors safely.
To match the shapes, pick any page and check if your child can identify what is on the picture, for example, a house.
Next, they should identify the shape of the white shapes in the pictures. Once they can recognize the shapes, they should now figure out what is missing and need to go on the blank space.
After spotting the missing piece, your child will then take it and paste it to complete the picture.
After completing all the pages, do a quick recap of which items your little one pasted and which shape they are. Next, identify similar shapes in the house, the park, or anywhere you go.
As mentioned before, this is a fantastic activity to learn to identify shapes in items your child sees or uses every day.
Download The Shapes Cut and Paste Activity
Get your free printable pdf below to get your child started with matching shapes.