# 2D or 3D - Lesson for Kindergarten, Chapter - Shapes

In the "2D or 3D" lesson, kindergarten students embark on an explorative journey into the world of shapes, a fundamental chapter in the Early Logic and Geometry Unit. Through engaging activities such as the "2D vs 3D Shapes Worksheet", "3D Shapes Worksheet", "Shapes Maze Geometry Worksheet", and exercises to "Identify 2D and 3D Shapes", learners will distinguish between two-dimensional (flat) shapes and three-dimensional (solid) shapes, understanding the properties that set them apart.

This foundational knowledge is crucial as it lays the groundwork for more advanced mathematical concepts, spatial reasoning, and problem-solving skills. Recognizing and differentiating between 2D and 3D shapes helps students develop a keen eye for geometry in the world around them—from the pages of their books to the buildings in their community. It also enhances their ability to describe, classify, and manipulate their environment, which is essential for tasks ranging from following directions to assembling objects. By fostering an early appreciation and understanding of shapes, this lesson not only nurtures their mathematical intellect but also encourages a lifelong curiosity and love for learning.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Shapes
Unit: Early Logic and Geometry
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1st
3:00 min
2D vs 3D Shapes Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
3D Shapes Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Shapes Maze Geometry Worksheet
worksheet
4th
4:00 min
Identify 2D and 3D Shapes
Quiz
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• ### Activity 1 / 2D vs 3D Shapes Worksheet

Kids are used to 2D shapes because it’s what they learn when toddlers learn shapes. Help your child understand the tricky concept of 3D shapes using this vibrant 2D vs. 3D shapes worksheet! Read the descriptions at the top and go on the hunt for shapes to differentiate between the two types!

• ### Activity 2 / 3D Shapes Worksheet

Now that your little learner has learned about 3D shapes, it’s time to discover the different types of 3D shapes, like cones, cylinders, cubes, and spheres! This vivid 3D shapes worksheet helps kids find and identify the different 3D shapes using pictures of objects found in the real world!

• ### Activity 3 / Shapes Maze Geometry Worksheet

Mazes are a fun and challenging way to practice foundational math skills! Boost your child’s budding geometry skills using this shapes maze geometry worksheet! Help Matthew improve his bowling score. Help him bowl a strike by navigating through the maze, drawing a line through every 3D shape!

• ### Activity 4 / Identify 2D and 3D Shapes - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to identify and differentiate between shapes that are 2D and shapes that are 3D.