Shapes for kindergarten and preschool have never been this fun!
My First Shapes Hop Mat is a colorful floor mat that helps preschool and kindergarten students learn shapes. With this mat, learning and teaching shapes becomes a physical, interactive lesson. Kinesthetic activities and games keep preschool and kindergarten classes excited about learning basic shapes!
At 177 inches long and 38 inches wide, My First Shapes Hop depicts and names a circle, square, triangle, rectangle, half circle, rhombus, kite, and trapezoid. Preschool and kindergarten students will excel at identifying, describing, tracing, and drawing shapes as they move their bodies on the mat. Movement will also help students develop their fine motor skills.
Students will develop shape recognition and become confident in their geometry knowledge as a result of practice on this mat!
Introduce preschool shapes by having students identify the shapes as they jump down the mat. Play a shape game for kindergarten by creating shapes with popsicle sticks or pipe cleaners.
Many kindergarten and preschool shape activities are possible with this mat. Check out our activity database to see our ideas and additional resources! Kids learning a variety of shapes will appreciate unique, energetic math activities.
Also available: My First Shapes Hop floor sticker.
Materials: Our floor mats are made from heavy-duty vinyl. They are easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. Some teachers have used their mats for over 10 years!
Dimensions: 38 x 177 inches
Includes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, half circle, rhombus, kite, trapezoid
Check out our material FAQ page for more information and instructions on caring for your floor mat.
Sample Activity: Shape Hunt
- Write characteristics or questions about the shapes on note cards. For example:
- This shape has four sides.
- This shape is pink.
- Which shape’s name starts with an O?
- Which shape’s name ends in a T?
- Read the card aloud (or have a student read the card).
- Challenge students to place the card on the correct shape.