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This week we will recap names and properties 2D and 3D shapes.

2D shapes – Flat shapes



3D shapes – Solid shapes


Shapes Song 2

3D Shapes Song | Shapes for kids | The Singing Walrus

The Singing Walrus presents "3D Shapes Song" - an upbeat, funky music video that shows various three dimensional shapes. Join our characters as they learn 4 ...

  • Show the children variety of 2D shapes in different sizes.
  • Choose one of the shapes, ask the children to tell you what they notice.
  • Are the sides straight or curved?
  • Can you find a different shape? What is different?


Show the children a picture which has been made of different shapes.

What shapes can you see in the picture?








Can you make your own picture using shapes?





Ask children to explore which 2D shapes they make as they print with the flat face of the 3D shapes. (you can use LEGO, building blocks, junk etc.)

Which 3D shape will print a triangle?

Which 3D shape will print more than 1 shape?






Loose parts:

Use planks, sticks, ropes to create 2D shapes.

Can you make a stick triangle? Square?

How many sticks did they use for each shape?

Is it possible to make a circle using sticks?

What would be better to make a circle?






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Using playdough

Use playdough to make flat 2D shapes

Use playdough and sticks or straws to make solid 3D shapes



Shape hunt

Look around your house or outdoors to find 2D and 3D shapes


Junk modelling

Ask your child what 3D shapes they used for their models.

e.g. cereal box = cuboid

Play-dough recipe