Reception Name the 3D Shape Game

Teacher Specific Information

This Reception Name the 3D Shapes Game will help children to name some 3D shapes. Encourage children to identify the 3D shape shown and click on the correct answer. Children could develop this further by going on ‘shape hunt’, looking for objects that feature those 3D shapes. 

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.

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.