3D shapes for kids: Square based pyramid

3D shapes for kids: Square based pyramid

3D shapes for kids are not always easy to teach. They can be difficult to draw and often have funny names. What makes a 3D shape?  Let's look at the square based pyramid.

What you need:

  • computer with internet access
  • printer
  • paper
  • colouring pencils or markers

Number of players:


There are a couple of different pyramids, but this activity focuses on the square based pyramid. When we think of a pyramid, we think of Egypt and the pyramids over there are in fact square based. Other examples are:

  • building tops (for example: Trans-America building in San Francisco)
  • roof of a house

See if you can spot any other examples in your home.

Click here to print off your own square based pyramid for a school project or just to decorate.


  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the printable template.

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