Reception 2D Shapes Recognition Game

Teacher Specific Information

This Reception 2D Shapes Recognition Game will help children to learn some of the common 2D shapes. Encourage children to identify the shapes of familiar objects and match them to the corresponding shape at the bottom. You could encourage children to find further squares, for example, around the setting.

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Development Matters

40 – 60 Months
(MS-8) Beginning to use mathematical names for ‘solid’ 3D shapes and ‘flat’ 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes.

(MS-9) Selects a particular named shape.

Early Learning Goal
(ELG12) Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.