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Free 3D Shape Nets and Exploring Worksheets for Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten

Welcome to our collection of 3D shape nets, a valuable resource for enhancing both mathematical understanding and real-world object recognition. This engaging activity offers a hands-on, interactive approach that children and students will undoubtedly enjoy. Whether you’re homeschooling, teaching preschool, pre-kindergarten, or kindergarten, this is a fantastic way to foster a deeper appreciation for geometry and spatial concepts.

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3D Shape Nets Printable

What is a 3D (three-dimensional) form net?

A shape net is a group of linked 2D forms that may be folded into a 3D shape. It’s the deconstructed form of a three-dimensional shape.

How the 3D Shape Nets printable resource can help children to develop

These sheets will assist your children in: 

  • Learning the qualities of various 3D forms, 
  • Recognizing different 2D shapes inside 3D shapes,
  • Learning the various properties of those shapes, 
  • Compare the differences between those shapes
  • Constructing a 3D shape from a net.

Free Printable 3D Shape Nets and Activity Worksheets 

These free printable worksheets include 7 Nets of different 3d shapes (14 pages) and exploring 3D shapes worksheets (2 pages). 

Foldable 3D shapes (7 different shapes)

The following printable resource contains nets of common 3D shapes that your children should know. Each net sheet is available both with and without tabs to aid in sticking together and making 3D Shapes. 

These 3D Shape Nets and Activity Worksheets include 7 shapes, which are:

  • Cube
  • Cylinder
  • Cone
  • Cuboid (or rectangular prism)
  • Triangular Prism
  • Triangular based pyramid
  • Square-based Pyramid

Exploring 3D Shapes Worksheets

With this activity using our 3D shapes worksheet, you can easily introduce and help them compare the shapes by counting the number of faces and edges or other characteristics.

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How to use these foldable 3D shapes and exploring shapes worksheets

Step 1: Color and Cut. 
Use crayons to color foldable 3D shape nets resource before cutting along the outside edge.

Step 2: Construct 3D Shapes
Fold inward along the inside line and then glue the flaps to hold the 3D shapes.

Step 3: Explore and Compare. 
Use the exploring shape worksheets and the 3D shapes you just created to compare and discover them by counting the number of faces, edges, vertices, or other characteristics.

You can use this printable resource along with these 2D Shape Charts and 3D Shape Charts to introduce shapes to your children. We also provide you with a bunch of fun and easy shape activity ideas that you may play with your children.

Looking for more fun 2D and 3D shape resources?

  • Free 3D Shapes Charts
  • Free 2D Shapes Charts (from basic to advanced)
  • 2D and 3D Shapes Flashcards (English)
  • Bilingual Shape Flashcards in English and Spanish/Vietnamese/Japanese
  • Shape Worksheets – a variety of no-prep shapes worksheets have been prepared to teach children to learn 2D and 3D shapes and to improve their fine motor skills by accurately tracing, coloring, drawing, and much more. Great resources for homeschool or for morning work, pencil control activities, scissor skills activities, and homework in classes. Click the images to preview these value bundles – you can save up to 35%!

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