# Relative Positions - In Front Of, Behind, Under, Next To - Lesson for Kindergarten, Chapter - Shapes

In this enlightening lesson titled "Relative Positions - In Front Of, Behind, Under, Next To," Kindergarten students will embark on an engaging journey through the foundational aspects of Early Logic and Geometry, nestled under the broader chapter of Shapes. The lesson is meticulously designed to introduce young learners to the concept of relative positions, a cornerstone in understanding spatial relationships and geometry.

Through a series of thoughtfully curated activities, including "Over or Under? Worksheet," "In Front or Behind: Part 2 Worksheet," and "Identify Relative Positions for Grade K," students will explore and identify various positional words, enabling them to describe the location of objects in relation to one another. These activities are not only interactive but also instrumental in sharpening their observational skills, enhancing their descriptive vocabulary, and laying a solid groundwork for more advanced geometry concepts.

Understanding relative positions is paramount for young learners as it fosters critical thinking, improves their ability to follow and give directions, and enhances spatial awareness. These skills are essential not only in academic pursuits but also in everyday life, making navigation through their physical world more intuitive and meaningful.

Estimated classroom time: 10 min
Chapter: Shapes
Unit: Early Logic and Geometry
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
3:00 min
Over or Under? Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
In Front or Behind: Part 2 Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
4:00 min
Identify Relative Positions for Grade K
Quiz
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• ### Activity 1 / Over or Under? Worksheet

Math for young children includes more than just numbers and counting. Spatial concepts, which are a geometry skill are important as well. This worksheet provides practice for students learning the positional words “over” and “under”.  Students look at fun caterpillars and butterflies and trace their movement either over or under an object. This free downloadable is available as teaching tool for early learners.

• ### Activity 2 / In Front or Behind: Part 2 Worksheet

Early geometry skills include learning how objects travel or move and this means being able to understand the meaning of positional words. In math classes, teachers and parents can use this worksheet to teach the positional words “front” and “behind”. Students practice this skill by looking at a fun squirrel in different places and indicating whether the squirrel is in front of an object or behind an object.

• ### Activity 3 / Identify Relative Positions for Grade K - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to identify and describe the relative position of objects using terms such as: top, bottom, over, under, up, and down.