Free Printable Math Geometry Game Lesson Plan
Recognizing Squares, Circles, Triangles, Rectangles

Shapes Bingo Lesson Plan

Suggested grade level: Kindergarten to 1st Grade

Matching online game: Shapes Bingo at

Curriculum expectations addressed:
• Identify and describe two-dimenional shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, and hexagons).
• Correctly identify shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

Materials required:
Bingo cards, shape choices to draw from a hat/container, markers for the bingo cards (pennies, beans, a crayon or marker)

Suggestions for use:
This may be done as a class or small group activity.

Click here or click the red "New Bingo Cards" button at the top to generate cards which can be printed (page 2) and cut out. On page 3 are labeled shapes which can be cut and folded so that the shape is hidden from view, and placed in a hat or container to be drawn during the game.

Discuss the basic two-dimensional shapes included in this game: squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, and hexagons. Describe the unique properties of each shape and establish that each shape stays the same regardless of its size, color, or orientation. It is also important to note that squares are rectangles with equal sides, so technically, if a rectangle is called, a square would qualify as correct.

Give every child a bingo card. Explain the idea of a Bingo game for those children who don't know it. Make sure that the children understand what constitutes a win. Point out what a full row, column or diagonal might look like.

Draw a shape from the hat, call it out, and show it to the group by either holding up the paper or drawing a larger version on the board. The children should mark every square on their bingo card that matches the shape pulled from the hat. Instruct the children to call out "Bingo" as soon as they have a full row, column or diagonal complete with markings.

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Click here to generate new Bingo cards. Then, print page 2.

Print page 3 for the shape cards.