Geometric Solids

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This math activity exposes early learners to a variety of three-dimensional objects. Learners bring geometric solids (everyday objects) from home. Learners sort and graph the objects on a Floor Graphing Mat. After the activity, learners can explore the geometric shapes in centers (see Extensions).

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 6

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Geometric Solids Parent Letter
  • Collected geometric solids
  • Floor Graphing Mat
  • Geometric Solids: Cylinder, Sphere, Cone, Cube, Rectangular Prism
  • Paper
  • Marker


  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
      • Solid Geometry


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Includes assesments for student learning:

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Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • Utah LessonPlans


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