Find Shapes that are Hiding Inside Complex Figures

In this worksheet, students will find simple shapes hidden within an image. They will be given four or five image options to search within.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Spatial and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Hidden Shape

Difficulty level:

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we are going on a shape hunt!

Look carefully at the shape below:

We need to find this shape hiding amongst one of the images below.

Which one is the rounded rectangle hiding in?

a)         b)         c)         d)         e)

Remember that the shape cannot change in size and it cannot be flipped or rotated in any way.

Also, every single side of the shape needs to be visible.

Did you find it hiding in image e?

Let’s try another one.

Here is the shape we are looking for:

Which image is this arrow hiding in?

a)         b)         c)         d)         e)

There are lots of copycat images here trying to catch you out, so don’t be fooled!

Check the image is exactly the same size and faces the same direction.

Also that you can see every single side of the shape.

Can you see it hiding in option c?

Here it is.

 Pssst!!             Top tip: Remember that the shape cannot change in size and it cannot be flipped or rotated in any way.

It is now your turn to go on the hunt for shapes!

Good luck detective!

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