# Making Shapes - Triangles and Rectangles - Lesson for Kindergarten, Chapter - Shapes

In the "Making Shapes - Triangles and Rectangles" lesson, designed for Kindergarten students, young learners will embark on an exciting journey into the world of Early Logic and Geometry. Throughout this lesson, part of the Shapes chapter, students will engage in activities that not only introduce them to the basic concepts of triangles and rectangles but also help them recognize these shapes in everyday objects and settings.

Through the "Drawing a Triangle Worksheet," children will learn the characteristics that define a triangle, enhancing their ability to identify and create this shape. This foundational skill is crucial as triangles are one of the basic geometric shapes and serve as building blocks for more complex structures and patterns.

The "Gingerbread Man Geometry Maze Worksheet" and "Hansel and Gretel Geometry Maze Worksheet" take learning a step further by integrating story-based themes with geometry. These activities will not only reinforce children's understanding of triangles and rectangles but also stimulate their problem-solving skills and creativity. By navigating characters through mazes constructed of geometric shapes, students gain a practical understanding of how these shapes interact and coexist in the world around them.

Estimated classroom time: 9 min
Chapter: Shapes
Unit: Early Logic and Geometry
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1st
3:00 min
Drawing a Triangle Worksheet
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2nd
3:00 min
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3rd
3:00 min
Hansel and Gretel Geometry Maze Worksheet
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• ### Activity 1 / Drawing a Triangle Worksheet

Want to help your child's fine motor skills? This adorable, traceable printable will give them the directions they need to draw a triangle, with easy-to-follow steps and cute picture motivation. They won't even realize they're working on pre-writing skills (such as letters start from the top) or pencil position or grip control. They'll use the pencil or drawing utensil of their choice to trace this basic shape that will give them a foundation for strong writing and drawing skills.

• ### Activity 2 / Gingerbread Man Geometry Maze Worksheet

Run, run, run as fast as he can! This free worksheet lets your children help a beloved character escape the oven and get back to his friends as he wades through a sea of geometric shapes. They'll need to help him find all the triangles of various sizes and then make his way to safety. They won't know they're working on the similarity of geometric shapes concepts; they'll just think they're having a blast helping a good friend!

• ### Activity 3 / Hansel and Gretel Geometry Maze Worksheet

Your little learners will love the opportunity to help their Fairy Tale friends Hansel and Gretel get through the maze of shapes they find in this colorful forest. The free PDF offers reinforcement for identifying the properties of rectangles as it gives them practice with visual discernment and future foundation for similarity and congruence concepts of basic geometric shapes. They won't know that though; they'll just think they're helping two friends just like themselves!