Are you looking for a fun way for your students to practice 3D shapes? They will LOVE reviewing their 3D shapes with this engaging, hands-on Free Printable 3D Shape Sort! This activity is perfect to add to your math center rotation, or to use during small groups. Sorting games are always a hit with the kiddos!
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Download the printable sort and cut out all of the pieces. You will want to laminate them if you are planning to use them several times in your classroom. Make sure to grab something to keep all of the pieces together to store such as a sandwich bag.
To play the 3D shape sort, you can start with just a few shapes that your students are learning about. Let’s say like the picture below, the sphere, cylinder, rectangular prism, and cube. They will then sort through the pictures of real-world objects and find one that matches the shapes and place them on top.
There are 4 objects to match with each shape, except for the hexagonal prism which only has two. As your students learn more 2D shapes, add in the more as they grow to the sort game.
The 3D shapes that I have included are cone, cube, cylinder, sphere, hexagonal prism, triangular prism, and rectangular prism. If you haven’t introduced all of the shapes yet the students can still play the game with a portion of the shapes.
You can download the Free Printable 3D Shape Sort by click the green button below.
If you’re looking for more ways to practice 3D shapes, we have many other fun activities like this 3D Shapes I Have Who Has Game. It can be played as a whole class or in small groups as well.
What are some of your favorite ways to teach and review 3D shapes in your classroom?
See you next time!