2-D Shapes

Online Activities for 1st & 2nd Classes

Describing and Naming Shapes: A video lesson from Matholia describing the properties of common flat (2D) shapes, including squares, rectangles, triangles, circles, semi-circles and quarter circles. Shapes in Figures is another video lesson that explores the 2-D shapes in other figures.

White Rose Geometry: a series of lessons on 2-D and 3-D shapes. These lessons could be followed up with other geometry lessons in year 2

Khan Academy - Shapes (First Grade): Watch the videos and then answer the practice questions. Afterwards, for something more challenging, look at the Second Grade Activities. You can also register for a free Khan Academy account to record your progress and explore other topics/grades.

Happy Numbers First Grade: Pupils could start the activities in Module 5, Topic A.

That Quiz Shapes: lots of different options here; start with "identify" and chose the shape names and level of difficulty to suit.

Who am I? A video lesson where children have to identify the 2-D shapes from their properties and pictures. The shapes at the beginning are those relevant to first and second classes and the latter shapes are more relevant to 3rd class up.

What am I? Read the clue on the card; do you know what shape is being described? These are printable but they could also be downloaded, read out and answered out loud, without having to print.

Tangrams: interactive puzzle pieces that can be rotated to complete the shape.

Pattern Blocks: Make numerous designs, pictures etc with these interactive pattern blocks. You can also choose a puzzle to complete.

Geoboard: Make lots of different shapes using this interactive geoboard, free from the Math Learning Centre.

2-D Shapes: A selection of games from ixl.com. You can do a number of free quizzes each day without having a subscription. Activity M1-M5 are all about 2-D shapes.

Math Games: a whole suit of geometry games, for all class levels; choose the skill you want to practice.