3D Shapes for Kids

Kids often learn best when they have a hands on experience. These 3D shapes for kids will provide just that. Kids will enjoy cutting them out, folding them, and taping them together. Not only will they be able to see the 3D shapes for all angles, they’ll also gain true understanding which can’t be learned from a 2D image.

There are several different 3D shapes to download: Cube, Cylinder, Hexagonal Prism, Pentagonal Prism, Pyramid, Rectangular Prism, Triangular Prism, Heptagonal Prism, and Octagonal Prism.

3D Shapes for Kids

3D shapes for kids
A cube has six faces, each made up of a square.
3D shapes for kids
A cylinder can be constructed from two circles and a rectangle. The length of the rectangle is equal to the circumference of the circles.

3D shapes for kids
A hexagon has fix sides. A hexagonal prism has 8 faces.
3D shapes for kids
A pentagon has five sides. A pentagonal prism has 7 faces.
3D shapes for kids
There are several kinds of pyramids. This pyramid is called a tetrahedron, since it has a triangular base and only four faces. Pyramids like the ones in Egypt are known as square pyramids, since they have square bases.
3D shapes for kids
A rectangular prism is composed of six faces. A cube is also a rectangular prism, since squares are also rectangles.
Printable 3D Shapes
A triangular prism is made up of five faces. Two of those faces are triangles. The other three faces are rectangles.
Printable 3D Shapes
A heptagon is a seven-sided shape. A heptagonal prism has 9 faces.
Printable 3D Shapes
An octagon has eight sides. An octagonal prism has ten faces.

5 thoughts on “3D Shapes for Kids”

  1. Jessiealice

    I love your website. It has saved me so much time as a math teacher, thank you so much for providing free resources.

  2. Thank you so much. Just learned the class chess thanks to your “print and play”. They have been wanting to learn for a time now but no money to by the games. The winners loved it and the losers wantet to get better so they could beat theire classmates. 🙂

    1. Tim van de Vall

      It’s great you were all able to learn how to play chess! I hope I can help again in the future.

  3. Thank you for making your site such user friendly. It has saved me so much time as a Grade 1&2 teacher.

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