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You can introduce or review shapes with your preschool or kindergarten student while giving fine motor skills a boost with our free printable shapes tracing worksheets.

Benefits of the Shapes Tracing Worksheets

These free shapes 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 eight sides. Let’s count them. What is the name of a shape that has eight sides?”

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 triangle have? How many sides does a square have? Which one of the shapes looks the most like a kite? Which shape looks the most like a ball or a clock? Use the questions to teach critical thinking skills.

The shapes tracing worksheets will also help your student learn the names of shapes. Ten shapes are included in every printable set:

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

Free Shapes Tracing Worksheets

We have several sets of free shape tracing worksheets. Browse the list below to find one that matches your current theme or one of your student’s interests.

You can match our pages to several themes. For instance, the frog shape tracing worksheets could be used for a spring theme or a pond theme. The hedgehog shape worksheets could be used for a forest animal theme or a pet theme. The ladybug shape tracing worksheets could be used with an insect theme, garden theme, or even a summer theme. The options are endless.

How to Use the Shapes Tracing Worksheets

You can simply print the pages and let your student trace the 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 shapes. 

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

Happy Tracing!