Are your preschool students working on 2d shapes or basic shapes? These rectangle worksheets are a great way to work with this simple shape in a fun way.
Young children look for and notice different shapes on their own as they are at home, in the car, and at school. They are naturally curious. Use these free printable worksheets in math centers or at home.
- fine motor skills
- shape recognition
- shape names
Make a Rectangle
You can use this rectangle worksheet in many different ways! Use everyday items that you already have on hand to work with this shape.
Fill the Rectangle
- Fill the rectangle with paint.
- Use a dot marker to fill in the rectangle.
- Fill the rectangle with blocks.
- Glue items inside the rectangle (sequins, buttons, pieces of paper, etc.)
Outline the Rectangle
- Use play dough. Make a ball and then roll it into a snake. Make four snakes and put them together to form the rectangle.
- Glue different items along the outline of the rectangle (buttons, googly eyes, sequins, or toothpicks).
- Make finger prints along the outline of the rectangle.
- Place stickers along the lines of the rectangle.
- Do you notice the number of sides that the rectangle has?
Rectangle Tracing Worksheets
Use this rectangle worksheet to trace rectangles. Laminate the page or use a sheet protector and use a dry erase marker so that the children can use the printable pages again and again. Tracing Shapes is a great way to work on making lines and curves, straight lines in this instance.
These shape pictures include real life objects that are rectangular shaped. Cut out the pictures and talk about them. Put them with other shape pictures from this series for a sorting activity.
You can use these pictures to make a book of shapes. Print the Make a Rectangle Page. Challenge students to cut out the pictures and glue them onto the matching shape. Repeat this step for each shape and then staple all of the shapes together to make a book.
Rectangle Coloring Page
This is a fun coloring page for children of all ages. Color rectangles while you are waiting somewhere or even traveling. How many rectangles do you see?
- Make a shapes book using the shape pages.
- Go on a shape hunt for rectangles. Check outside, inside, and even in the clouds.
- Join your friends and use your body to make a rectangle. Have someone take a picture of it so they can see how their bodies formed a rectangle.
- Line up stuffed animals or characters to make a rectangle. How many did you need?
- Make a collage with rectangles. Precut different colored construction paper into the shape of rectangles. Cut different sizes. Encourage your students to glue the rectangles in any way they want. We have used black paper as the background and the colors pop off the page and look really cool no matter how the children arrange them.
- Draw large rectangles outside with sidewalk chalk. Children will love to walk along the lines, jump inside and outside of the shape, and draw their own rectangles too.
- Have a rectangle snack! Cut sandwiches into rectangles. Eat rectangle shaped crackers or enjoy a rectangle dessert.
- Make writing tray by putting a thin layer of sand or salt in a tray. Put the Make a Rectangle page under the sand or next to the tray. Encourage the children to use their finger to make the shape of rectangles.
- Make a crown out of a strip of construction paper. Cover it with rectangle stickers, rectangle pieces of paper, or rectangle stamps. We’ve also stamped with rectangle cookie cutters.
- Make rectangles using craft sticks.
- Make a sensory bin with a variety of shapes. Use rice or beans as the base. Put in different shaped blocks and challenge your child to sort them as they discover and pull them out. What a fun shape activity!
Download the Rectangle Shape Worksheets
Free Preschool Shapes Worksheets
Looking for more free worksheets that help you practice common shapes? Check out our Triangle Worksheets for preschoolers.