Shapes with Examples – Printable Cards

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Let’s learn shapes! These printable shape cards have examples of geometric shapes in everyday life. Making learning shapes relatable for your toddler or preschool kid. Set up a fun shape matching activity and watch your child’s vocabulary bloom, paving their way to learning math and geometry.

★ Includes 15 shapes with examples cards with artistic watercolor designs
★ Designed for ages 2 to 6, giving you years of use
★ Can be used in endless hands-on learning activities (ideas included!)
★ High quality, professional designs that will look beautiful in your home
★ Created by a cognitive psychologist + mom for healthy development

⭐ BONUS: Includes the Ultimate Flashcard Activity Book with over 15 activities + games to play

This activity is included in the Preschool Essentials Bundle.

This is a digital file. No physical product will ship.


What’s Included

These shapes with examples cards include everything you need for your preschooler to start learning shapes!

15 cards for these different types of shapes of objects:
circle, spiral, triangle, crescent, pentagon, diamond, cone, heart, trapezoid, square, oval, hexagon, octagon, star, rectangle

↠ Bonus: Flashcard Activity Guide

What Makes These Cards Special

These shapes images with examples help your child learn the importance of shapes in our daily life by associating pictures of geometric shapes in everyday life. And this learning shapes also sets the foundation for math and geometry learning.

What are some examples of geometric shapes? We find circles in the shape of the moon, or the end of a log. We find stars in flowers, and spirals along the curve of a snails back. The top of a mountain forms a triangle. I’ve included as many natural shapes examples as possible — but sometimes (like trapezoids) they are hard to find in nature and I’ve included some common household objects too.

Reuse them (over and over). Why use printables? Because you get to print them as many times as you want. And repurpose them into a million different activities. Ideas included.

Relatable. Associating shapes in real life objects helps your child learn faster and more intuitively.

Vibrant colors. Colorful watercolor art keeps your little learner focused and engaged.

Compact design. Take them in the car, to the park, in an airplane, to grandma’s house. They go everywhere!

Activity Ideas

Here’s how to teach your toddler shapes with fun shape activities. Here are 5 of my favorite ideas to get you started:

Sensory bin. Find physical objects that match the cards and hide them in a sensory bin. Have your child discover the objects, then match them to the pictures of the different shapes of objects.

Card games. Create a deck of cards by printing multiple sets of cards and play card games like Go Fish, Slap It and Memory.

Scavenger hunt. Hide shape objects around the room, then find and match them to the cards.

Relay race. Little one having trouble sitting to learn? Then get them up and moving with a relay race — running back and forth to match shape objects to the right card.

Nature walk. Go for a nature walk and look for naturally occurring geometric shapes in daily life and check off each shape as you find it.

Who These Printables Are For

Parents. If you’ve got a toddler, preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten kid and are looking for enriching activities for them instead of using screen time.

Teachers + educators. Need engaging teaching resources for your classroom? Here’s your unique solution.

Montessori lovers. Perfect for creating hands-on activities at home or in the classroom.

Homeschool parents. Need to supplement a preschool or kindergarten curriculum? Add these to your morning basket or lesson plan.

Gift givers. If you’re looking for a special birthday gift, new parent gift, or baby shower gift that I can guarantee you no one else will be giving.

How It Works

how to download printable pdf activity

1. Download. Grab your PDF file, available immediately upon purchase via email and in your account (if you created one),

how to print pdf

2. Print. On your home printer, on Letter (8.5″ x 11″) or A4 paper (cardstock paper recommended).

laminate printable pdf

3. Laminate (optional). It’s optional but recommended to preserve color and make your pages last longer, but using cardstock only is fine too.

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4. Cut it out. Cut out the activity on the solid gray line.


Designed by a cognitive psychologist + mom to support healthy development


Let your child’s creativity soar while you get a much needed break

artfully designed

Goodbye 90s clipart, hello modern watercolor art you’ll want to hang in every room

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  1. K

    I love the size and quality of these cards. The realistic pictures will make learning shapes more meaningful for my son. I can’t wait to order more.

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