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Know Your 3D Shapes: Naming Shapes

In this worksheet, students will name the 3D shape of several objects.

'Know Your 3D Shapes: Naming Shapes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Curriculum subtopic:   Identify 3D Shapes

Popular topics:   Shape worksheets, Geometry worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we are going to look at 3D shapes.


A 3D shape is a solid shape that is not flat. It has 3 dimensions - length, width and depth.

In this activity, you must choose which of these 3D shapes is the most like a given object.


For example, which of these shapes is this post box most like?


 a red post box


Look at the shapes below. Which one of those shapes does the post box look similar to? It's the cylinder.


How about this globe?


a globe


It is most like the sphere. It's not perfect because it has an extra bit attached to it, but if you removed the stand, it would be a sphere.


Are you ready to have a go?


You should know the names of these shapes:


  cube cuboid cone cylinder sphere

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