Shape and Space

Symmetry and Geoboard


In this activity your children will learn about symmetry and work on different symmetrical patterns using the Geoboard app.

Other Teaching Ideas:

1. Area and Perimeter

2. Shape rotations and transformations

3. Create shape nets.

For full lesson plan click here.

Shapes Around Us


This lesson plan focuses on learning about 2D and 3D shapes and is linked to ICT, Literacy and World Around Us.

For full lesson plan click here.

Sphero and Shapes


In this lesson your children will look at creating accurate 2D shapes by coding the sphero. For this activity you will need to download the Lightning Lab app.

Other Teaching Ideas:

1. Creating and measuring angles.

2. Instructions.

3. Problem solving and debugging.

For full lesson plan click here.


In this activity your class must organise the shapes to create the pattern shown.

This is a great problem solving and thinking activity.

Compass and Directions

You must create a list of directions to navigate your character to the house.

This is a great activity to help develop directional vocabulary and understanding.


This is a video resource that introduces your KS1 class to grid references on a map.

2D Flashcards

This is a flashcards resource linked to 2D shapes.

Your children can work on their recognition of the shapes and words.

Click the image to download the PDF.

Counting the Shapes 1-10

Allow your children to work on their counting, number formation and shapes recognition.


Drawing the Shapes

This flashcards resource focuses on the formation of shapes and can also work on developing pencil skills in early Reception children.

2D shapes and Geoboard

Create a variety of 2D shapes using the Geoboard app. You have also got the option to write the features of the shapes using the pen function.

Shape Spotter

A variety of 2D shapes have been camouflaged in the pictures. Can you find the shape that is spoken?

This game covers squares, rectangles, triangles, circles, ovals, pentagons, hexagons, octagons and rhombuses/rhombi.

Sorting 2D and 3d

This is a useful game to play when the children are beginning to learn more about the features of shapes. The children must first identify the shapes and then sort them into the correct box.

You can ask the children to tell your which shapes they sorted and which were missing in the plenary.

Shapes and Explain Everything

In this lesson, your children are going to work on the recognition and formation of 2D shapes. The circle, square and rectangle have been provided, but you need to create your triangles, pentagons and hexagons using lines or pen function for drawing. I would recommend using the pen.

To see the lesson plan click here.


The children must scoop up the 3D shapes in this fun learning game for kids.

Shapes Worksheets

This links to a bank of worksheets linked to shapes.

The worksheets are a great way to consolidate the learning of shapes and linking them to objects in real life.

Sorting Shapes

This links to a bank of worksheets linked to sorting shapes.

The worksheets are a great way to consolidate the learning of shapes and linking them to objects in real life.

Creating Shapes

This is a great lesson idea that will encourage your children to experiment with creating new shapes. The children will used lollipop sticks to create shapes. You could challenge your more able children by creating a few 3D shapes.

It allows the children to think more about the features of shapes whilst giving them the opportunity to create the shapes.

This is also a good activity to introduce regular and irregular shapes to your KS1 children.

Teletubbies Shapes

This learning game reinforces 2D shapes.

The children must guess the shapes the Teletubbies are making.

Earth Adventure

Go on a journey to earth and find different shapes in different locations.

A great resource to help children locate shapes in crowded images.

Shapes Adventure

Follow the story by selecting the tunnel that matches the shape spoken.

3D Pairs

Match the 3D shapes in the quickest times possible.

2D and 3D Shapes and Properties

Learn about 2D and 3D shapes and properties linked to castles.

Sun 3D Shapes

Explore 3D shapes using this activity and talk about the features of each.

Your children must identify the 3D shapes to stop the ice cream from melting.

Shape Reveal

Slowly reveal a variety of 2D shapes to allow the children to discuss features and make predictions.

Shapes and Words

This is one of the best shapes games I have found.

There are many fun games for the children to develop their shape knowledge and shape word recognition.

The children can play memory games, pairs, matching, find the shape word and more.

A variety of shape related games for Foundation/ Early KS1 to help children identify shapes and also allow them to develop sight vocabulary of the names of shapes.

What shape am I?

A range of 2D and 3D shapes problems for KS1.

What makes a shape symmetrical?

This resource introduces your class to the concept of symmetry in 2D shapes.

A 2D shape is symmetrical if a line can be drawn through it and either side is a reflection of the other.

The line is called a line of symmetry.


Can you spot the symmetrical images? In this game, the children are challenged to decide whether the images are symmetrical or not.

Lines of Symmetry

Find the lines of symmetry in the shapes by drawing lines.