Practice shapes and colors with this fun geometric shapes train activity! Free printable to use with felt, colored paper, or crayons or markers.
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Geometric Shapes Train
Like most children, my kids love playing with shapes and they love trains, so I decided to make some shapes for our felt board that they could then use to build a geometric shapes train. Using geometric shapes to make pictures is an excellent math activity for kids! We love doing this with our pattern blocks, but felt is sometimes easier for younger children to use because the pieces don’t slide around.
Geometric Shapes Train Printable
Here is the design I created – way back when my oldest daughter Emma was only two years old!
The image above links to this geometric shapes printable that you can use to make your own set at home.
Here is the felt train Emma, then Johnny, and then Lily spent hours playing with as small children.
Fast forward nine years, and I pulled this activity out again for my daughter Anna to go along with this week’s Virtual Book Club for Kids pick , Freight Train by Donald Crews. We are in the middle of packing, and our felt board and felt were stuck in boxes. I printed the page out, and Anna colored and counted her way through the activity.
You can also cut the shapes out of colored paper and glue them together to create a train.
More Geometric Shape Activities
My kids loved this train activity so much that I made a few more shape templates when my older kids were small. You’ll notice that most of them are transportation themed. Kids are fascinated by things that move!
More Shape Activities for Kids
Here are some more fun ways to explore shapes with your kids:
- Play with a geoboard
- Make contact paper shape art
- Explore clothespin geometry
- Get creative with geometric shapes
More Transportation Themed Learning Fun for Kids
- Geometric Shapes Truck
- Geometric Shapes Boat
- DIY Light Up Space Shuttle
- Car Tape Pretend Play
- Train Cake
- Easy DIY Christmas Train
- Monster Truck Counting Printables
- Car Wash Tuff Spot
- Drawing with Cars
- Transportation Play Dough Mat
- Freight Train Counting Mat
- Preschool Alphabet Train
- Name Recognition Freight Train Craft
- Freight Train Drawing Prompt for Toddlers
- Train Track Card Game for Preschoolers
- Chocolate Train Cookies
Check out two of our favorite transportation themed toys: