3D shapes for kids

3D shapes for kids

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 3D shapes and answer some questions for the kids.

What you need:

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

Number of players:


3D shapes are difficult to grasp so let's break them down a little bit. 3D shapes are solid shapes that have three dimensions – length, width and height.

Some of these complex shapes include:

  • sphere
  • cylinder
  • cuboid
  • cone
  • hexagonal prism
  • square based pyramid
  • triangular based pyramid
  • cube
  • triangular prism

Print off this chart as a great visual aid for kids.

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

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