Discover lesson plans, classroom worksheets and interactive activities to develop skills in numeracy for the Foundation Stage to teach about identifying and classifying 2D shapes by their properties

  • Easter Egg Designs

    Easter Egg Designs

    Select and record a range of designs for different Easter eggs by using combinations of patterns and colours

  • Easter Egg Puzzles

    Easter Egg Puzzles

    Complete and create puzzles by cutting and arranging Easter eggs into different shapes

  • Easter Flowers

    Easter Flowers

    Make models of different flower shapes to make decorations for Easter by melting and shaping chocolate

  • Bunny Biscuits

    Bunny Biscuits

    Bake a selection of biscuits using different shapes that can be used to represent Easter celebrations

  • Easter Cakes

    Easter Cakes

    Use coloured marzipan to create different Easter symbols that can be used to decorate cup cakes

  • Spotting Shapes

    Spotting Shapes

    Identify, describe, sort and compare different 2D shapes by their matching individual properties

  • Triangles


    Use the properties of 2D shapes to identify examples of different sized triangles

  • Rectangles


    Compare and explain how rectangles are the same or different as other shapes by their individual properties

  • Circles


    Identify and describe different types of 2D shapes by their matching properties and create repeating patterns

  • Squares


    Identify and describe square shapes by their matching number of sides and corners

  • Pancake Shapes

    Pancake Shapes

    Select and use vocabulary to describe and make models of different shaped pancakes

  • Christmas Trees

    Christmas Trees

    Select and combine different 2D shapes and materials to make a Christmas table decoration

  • Gingerbread Man

    Gingerbread Man

    Investigate and describe some of the different characters, settings and plot events that feature in a traditional story

  • Story Telling

    Story Telling

    Change and perform parts of a traditional story adding new characters to the narrative events

  • Story Puppets

    Story Puppets

    Re-tell part of a traditional story by using puppets to support dialogue of the characters

  • Supermarket


    Identify, describe and compare the range of products that can be sold in a supermarket and role-play buying and paying for shopping lists