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Introduce or review shapes with this set of free paint shapes tracing worksheets.

If you would like to browse all of our shape tracing pages, try our Shapes Tracing Worksheets post.

How to Use the Paint Shapes Tracing Pages

You can simply print the pages and let your student trace the paint shapes with a crayon, pencil, or marker.

However, if you want to reuse the pages, laminate them or use them with Dry Erase Sleeves or page protectors and a dry erase marker.

If your student isn’t ready to write, your student can use a variety of manipulatives to “trace” the paint shapes. 

You can try yarn, pipe cleaners, playdough, or even small candies to place around the shapes.

Here is a sample of the tracing pages with Wikki Stix. Wikki Stix are waxed yarn, and they are a fun manipulative to use with these tracing pages.

Benefits of the Paint Shapes Tracing Worksheets

These paint shape tracing pages will help your student practice fine motor skills. They can also help your student with other skills.

You can use the pages to teach the shape names to your student. “Look at this shape. It has four equal sides. Let’s count them. What is the name of a shape that has four equal sides? A square!”

You can also use these pages to help your student analyze two-dimensional shapes. Ask questions. Is an oval like a circle? How are they the same? How are they different? How many sides does a diamond have? How many sides does a octagon have? Which one has more? Which one of the shapes looks the most like a bottle of paint (or the paint shapes in your watercolor set)?

They will also help your student learn the names of shapes. Ten shapes are included in this printable set:

  • diamond
  • rectangle
  • square
  • circle
  • star
  • oval
  • triangle
  • heart
  • hexagon
  • octagon

How to Get Started with Your Paint Shapes Tracing Worksheets

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the printable shapes tracing pages.

  1. Print the Paint Shapes Tracing Pages
  2. Laminate the pages, or use them with Dry Erase Sleeves or page protectors.
  3. Give your student a dry erase marker to trace the shapes. Alternatively, give your student a special manipulative to “trace” the pages.

Download the Free Shapes Tracing Pages

Simply click on the image below to grab your free copy of the Paint Shapes Tracing Worksheets.

Tracing Shapes Worksheets

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