Shape Tracing Puzzles

There are so many ways to practice shapes, and kids love to solve puzzles. These fun and engaging shape puzzles will have kids tracing and matching the shape cards. Kids will need to identify the shape that they are tracing then look for the matching bear card with the same shape on it. Sorting and tracing shapes is a great way to help kids identify and name the shape they see.

FREE printable puzzles for preschoolers to identify and trace shapes with a fun Bear theme. Great for fine motor skills and learning about shapes.
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To prepare:
Print as many sets as you need for the number of students in your class. If you are using these in a center, it’s a great idea if you have an extra set just in case you want another group to get started on the cards. There are 6 pairs of puzzle cards, so 12 in total. I’ve included a black and white version as an option if you’d like the students to paste their puzzle sets in their notebooks and color them in.

Bear Themed Shape Puzzle Cards

To guide the students before you begin this activity – show them an example of what they should be looking for to match their shape cards. I usually have shape posters hanging as we talk about each shape’s properties. I placed the bear shape cards on one end together and the tracing shape cards in another pile. That way, they know that they are matching the bears with the tracing cards. You can either get the kids to trace all the cards first with a dry erase pen and name the shape that they are tracing or you can get them matching the puzzles first and then tracing them. I would use them in both ways.

There are two ways you could use these ten frame activity cards. You can laminate these cards and re-use them with the kids using dry erase pens. You can print them out in black and white and have the kids trace, color and paste them into their notebooks. As an added challenge (if your kids are at that level) they could write down the name of the shape underneath each puzzle they pasted. Remember, you can always print these pages as 2 pages side by side ad that will save you lots of paper when printing for a full class. This will totally save colored ink as well.

This post was contributed by:

Yara from Sea of Knowledge

Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.

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Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.

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