Teach children some basic geometry with these free 3D shape worksheets!
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Today I’m sharing two worksheets to help kids explore 3D shapes. Let’s dive in!
3D Shape Worksheets
The first worksheet asks kids to count faces, edges, and vertices on each shape.
First, let’s look at some definitions.
face – any of the flat surfaces of a solid object
edge – a line segment where two faces meet
vertex – a point where two or more lines meet
I strongly recommend having 3D shape manipulatives so your students can study them as they work. If you buy two of this set, you should have enough for 20 students. If you’re working with an individual student, you could buy the foam shapes that we used.
Let’s take a rectangular prism.
You can see that it has 6 faces. Each is shaped like a rectangle. It also has 12 edges and 8 vertices.
We examined each shape. I helped my Six count the faces, edges, and vertices.
He recorded them on the worksheet.
For the second worksheet, we examined whether the shapes could roll, stack or slide.
He colored the happy or sad face after he experimented with each figure.
Some were a little tricky, so he added some notes on his worksheet. For example, the bottom of the cone stacks, but not the top. The same is true of the pyramid.
We hope you enjoy this fun freebie!