Introduce your homeschool students to the basic mathematics of shapes and figures with these free resources for teaching geometry to early elementary.
The joys of homeschooling are plenty. One amazing thing about homeschooling is being able to teach kids what you want when you want and when you feel they are ready.
Although geometry is usually taught in the upper elementary grades, geometry actually makes a great topic to teach to younger kids.
Geometry actually can provide great hands-on activities to engage your early elementary students. Geometry all starts with shapes and lines, and young learners can truly wrap their heads around those.
Early ed kids can relate to shapes and lines since they are everywhere. Wherever a child looks they can see shapes, sides, angles, and surfaces in their environment and daily lives.
All of these items are tangible and visually available for your kids to explore via hands-on experiences. So, geometry is great for your early elementary students as much as older kids.
As a matter of fact, introducing your students to geometry early on makes more challenging geometry easier for your students in due time.
Here are a few ways to begin teaching geometry to your early elementary students:
Build knowledge and analyze shapes.
Be intentional about exploring shapes in your child’s everyday environment. Describe shapes with your student and ensure they can do that on their own.
Combine shapes to form more complicated shapes.
Build the student’s knowledge of shapes to make bigger and different shapes with their existing knowledge.
Reproduce the shapes by drawing or building.
Grab some building blocks to make bigger shapes and allow kids the freedom to draw shapes. Your younger and older kids alike can find lots of fun ways to manipulate shapes with Hands-On Fun with Pattern Pieces. Check it out!
Make shape creations with the shapes they have learned.
Allow your young learners to make crazy shape creations with common shapes.
From all this practice, kids can progress from there. Kindergarteners can start here and build upon knowledge.
Explore these free resources for teaching geometry to early elementary:
These free geometry printables will help your young learners practice their math skills.
Kindergarten Shapes Worksheets (Trace, Identify, and Count Basic Geometric Shapes) | Kindergarten Worksheets
FREE Printable Shapes Early Geometry Worksheets | Planes and Balloons
Solid Figures: Manipulatives, Worksheets, and a FREEBIE! | Kinder Craze
Kindergarten Geometry: 2D and 3D Shapes FREE Printables | Liz’s Early Learning Shop
FREE Shape Worksheets Kindergarten Geometry | Math-Salamanders
3D Shapes ~ Geometry FREE Notebooking Printable | Homeschool Helper Online
FREE Printable First Grade Geometry Unit | First Grade Wow
Snail Shapes! Shape Tracing FREE Geometry Worksheets | Look We’re Learning
FREE Printable Geometry Nets | The Crafty Classroom
Geohunt FREE Graphing Sheet | The Owl Teacher
FREE Geometry Quadrilaterals Math Centers for Third Grade | Not So Wimpy Teacher
Geometric Solids 3D Shapes Montessori Cards FREEBIE | Meredith Anderson – Momgineer
Get in Shape! Build Pre-Geometry Skills FREE Download | Education.com
No-Prep Cut & Paste Geometry FREEBIE | Elementary Snippets
Naming Quadrilaterals FREE Download Worksheet | Education.com
Solid Shapes Powerpoint FREEBIE! | Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten
FREE and Printable Geometry Worksheets | Math Blaster
Explore these geometry activities for your early elementary student.
FREE Geometry Games for Kindergarteners | SplashLearn
Geometry Center Activities | Learning with Mrs. Kirk
10 Activities With Geometry & Shapes! | Teach Student Savvy
Geometry Interactive Notebook For Early Learners | Crystal McGinnis Kindergarten Creations
Math Problem-Solving Week 7: 2-Dimensional Geometric Shapes | Kindergarten Kindergarten
Geometry Activities for Little Learners | Lucky Little Learners
FREE 2D Pumpkin Shapes Spinners | Liz’s Early Learning Shop
Clothespin Geometry Hands-on Math for Kids | KCEdventures
Geometry Fun Activities | Teaching Ideas for those Who Love Teaching
Best Geometry Apps for Kids (Early learning and more) | Imagination Soup
FREE Geometry Vocabulary Review | I Want to be a Super Teacher
Hands-On Geometry Activities for Kids | Mama Smiles
Geometry Jump! Activity | Deceptively Educational
Hands-On Geometry Activities for Elementary Kids | Kids Academy
First Grade Geometry FREE Download Activities | Education.com
Geometry and Shapes for Kids: Activities that Captivate | Proud to be Primary
Teach your visual learners with these geometry videos.
Kid-Friendly Videos That Teach Geometry | Lucky Little Learners
Geometric Lines, Geometric Shapes, and Plane Shapes – Geometry for Kids | Smile and Learn
Recognizing Shapes – Geometry Early Math | Khan Academy
Basic Figures of Geometry – Maths For Kids | Periwinkle
Congruent Shapes 2nd Grade Geometry | Kids Academy
Check out these picture books from your local library to help with your geometry lessons.
Books To Use When Teaching Geometry | Elementary Antics
Geometry Math Picture Books | Glitter in Third
When teaching your early elementary students, be sure to use different materials and provide plenty of practice.
Children will be better prepared for higher-level geometry when they are exposed to its foundations when they are young.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!