# Making Shapes 3D - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Math in Shapes

In the "Making Shapes 3D" lesson, part of the Geometry unit within the "Math in Shapes" chapter, first-grade students embark on a fascinating journey to understand and create three-dimensional shapes. Through engaging activities like the Birthday 3D Shapes Worksheet, Construction Shapes Worksheet, Matching 2D and 3D Shapes Worksheet, and exercises on Distinguishing Attributes and Making Shapes, students will delve into the world of 3D shapes, learning how to recognize, categorize, and construct them from 2D diagrams. This lesson is crucial because it lays the foundation for spatial reasoning and geometric visualization, skills that are essential not only in higher-level math but also in everyday problem-solving and understanding the physical world around us. Understanding 3D shapes helps children appreciate the geometry in architecture, nature, and design, fostering a deeper connection with their environment. By mastering the ability to transition from 2D shapes to 3D constructions, students are equipped with the tools for critical thinking and creativity, setting the stage for future success in STEM fields and beyond.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Math in Shapes
Unit: Geometry
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1st
3:00 min
Birthday 3D Shapes Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Construction Shapes Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Matching 2D and 3D Shapes Worksheet
worksheet
4th
4:00 min
Distinguishing Attributes and Making Shapes
Quiz
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• ### Activity 1 / Birthday 3D Shapes Worksheet

It’s John’s birthday in this colorful worksheet. He has received a lot of gifts, and he needs your child’s help to figure out which 3D shapes match his birthday presents. Ask your kids to help John figure out which 3D shapes match his birthday presents. First, ask your child if they know the difference between 3D and 2D shapes. Then, ask them to draw a line from each present to the 3D shape that matches.

• ### Activity 2 / Construction Shapes Worksheet

Who are construction workers? Have your kids ever seen these people building one thing or the other? Construction workers are professions who build different structures like buildings. In this worksheet, your kids will be learning more about shapes with the help of some construction workers and their equipment. Help them trace on the line to the 3D shape that matches the picture in the middle of this traceable sheet.

• ### Activity 3 / Matching 2D and 3D Shapes Worksheet

Learning shapes will be a whole new world for your kids to uncover. Before beginning this worksheet, ask your kids if they can tell you some of the shapes they know. Can they identify these shapes? Look at this worksheet with your kids and point out the shapes there. Do your children know these shapes? The shapes are drawn in 2D and 3D. Help your kids trace the 2d shapes and then check the matching 3D shape.

• ### Activity 4 / Distinguishing Attributes and Making Shapes - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to distinguish between shapes and use both 2D and 3D shapes to build other shapes.