Shapes are everywhere! One of the easiest ways to draw a picture is to break the object you want to create down into a series of shapes. When you connect the right shapes at the right angles, you can add details that bring your drawing to life.
Look around you right now. Literally, everything you see is based on at least one shape. When children first learn their shapes, they’re learning the building blocks of the world around them. From basic circles, squares, and triangles to complex shapes like parallelograms, trapeziums, and rhombus, there are free printable coloring sheets that allow children and adults of all ages to explore shapes.
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Learning with Shapes Coloring Pages
Do you have a preschooler or toddler in the house? Perhaps you’re learning shapes at home in preparation for preschool or kindergarten. Maybe you have a little one who enjoys coloring sheets that match what they’re learning in school. You may even want to color shapes at home for general educational purposes, regardless of age.
Some of the best free printable shapes coloring pages make learning fun and easy. You can print out coloring sheets that feature multiple shapes on the same page and ask your child to color the triangle, then the square, and so forth. When they pick correctly, it’s time for a party. If they pick the wrong shape, then it’s a learning opportunity.
Coloring pages with shapes are also great for seniors starting to lose their memory. They may enjoy coloring in the different shapes and saying their names out loud. Sometimes, the best path to memory is to recognize something and repeat it over and over.
Shapes Coloring Pages with Words
Some of the best color pages with shapes also include words or labels. These shapes are excellent learning tools because they incorporate spelling with learning shapes. Children can sound out the words or say them out loud if they recognize them right away. They can then match the shapes with the labels and have some fun coloring them in.
Tracing Shapes Coloring Pages
Have you seen the shapes coloring sheets that have dotted lines on the silhouette of each shape? These printable activity sheets allow children and adults to trace the shapes in addition to coloring. That extra step keeps children occupied a bit longer and allows them to learn how to draw the shapes rather than just recognizing them on the page.
Many adults enjoy tracing and coloring shapes as well. It’s a relaxing activity that can help ease stress and anxiety. Spending time with your little ones is just a bonus in that case.
The Fun of Animated Shapes on a Coloring Page
Many shapes coloring pages feature shapes with animated features. Imagine smiling shapes with large, friendly eyes that seem to leap off the page. What about shapes wearing eyeglasses, winking, and making a variety of human-like facial expressions?
When shapes take on a more animated presence on the fun, they’re a lot more fun to color. Children may giggle when they see their shapes making funny faces. Even adults will enjoy a coloring page that encourages creativity. You can color an animated circle, heart, or square any color that you want. You can make it a single color or multiple colors. There are no right or wrong colors when it comes to shapes.
What are your favorite printable shapes coloring pages? If it’s been a while since you found a new one, today is a great day to do that. Print out a few extras and spend some time coloring shapes with your little ones or by yourself for stress relief.