EYFS Shape

These are components of shape (geometry) that are taught in EYFS. Below you will find resources that you may find useful in supporting your child. 


  • beginning to use mathematical names for ‘solid’ 3D shapes and ‘flat’ 2-D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes.
  • selects a particular named shape
  •  Uses familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models
  • recognise, create and describe patterns.
  • explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
2d Shapes:
  • can you use these shapes to make a repeating pattern?
  • can you spot these shapes anywhere in your house?
  • can you name these shapes?
  • can you think of any way to sort the shapes?