Inside: These free shapes match and clip cards are a great way to work on shape recognition while also working on fine motor skills.
Are you looking for an easy ways to work on shape recognition with your preschoolers?
I have over 25 different ideas over on my Learning Shapes post that you will want to check out!
Both collections encourage young children to work on shapes skills in fun, playful ways.
Today I am adding a free shapes match and clip activity.
Make sure to grab your FREE PRINTABLE cards at the end of the post!
Shapes Match and Clip Cards Printable Cards
These little cards are a fun way to work on shape recognition.
Plus, using the fingers to clip the clothespin onto the card adds fine motor to the activity, too!
Not only can they be used in the preschool classroom, but they’d also be fun at home during some quiet time.
You could even keep these cards in a bag along with clothespins for an on-the-go activity!
What you will need:
- Shapes match and clip printable cards (at the end of this post)
- One clothespin per card
- Heavy paper or a laminator
- Shape recognition
- Fine motor
Print the free cards on heavy paper or laminate. Because a clothespin will be clipped to the cards, they need to be sturdy.
If you do not have access to heavy paper or a laminator, scroll down to see how this activity can be adapted.
How to play:
Place cards and clothespins on a tray or placemat.
Invite your preschoolers to notice what shape the child on the card is holding and find the matching shape in the right hand column. They can then clip the clothespin to that shape.
For example, if the child is holding a circle, a clothespin will be attached on the right side of the card so that it’s touching the matching circle.
How to Adapt this Shape Activity
For younger children who might have a hard time squeezing a clothespin, invite them to instead take some sort of marker, such as a button, pom pom, or other small piece, and place on top of the matching shape.
More Free Shapes Printable Activities
Click on the photo below for the link to the pdf download:
Shapes Fine Motor Activities
Now available: Shapes fine motor activities pack. Fun activities that work on building fine motor skills all with a shapes theme!
Prep once and use over and over again.