Shape Picture-Word Cards

Shape Picture-Word Cards

My Picture-Word Card collection is growing and growing, but until today was lacking a set of Shapes! This set includes probably every shape you could need, thanks to the awesome graphics by I included a card for diamond and rhombus so you can choose the one you prefer.

How I use the cards in my classroom:

I put the picture-word cards in a pocket chart near my writing center. My prekinders are encouraged to take them out of the pocket chart and take them to the table if they want to copy the words on their paper. The children know to return the card back to the pocket chart when they are finished. They can also use the cards to spell words with magnetic letters or letter tiles.

More ideas for using these cards:

  • Hook them together on a binder ring to make a picture dictionary.
  • Use them on a word wall.
  • Use the blank set to write words in other languages or other writing styles (e.g. D’Nealian), or use them for modeled writing activities.

Pocket Chart or Ring Cards: A New Style

This time, I have made a new set that has a dot in the upper left hand corner of each card. You can punch a hole in that dot and hook the cards together on a metal binder ring. (You could also leave the hole unpunched and use these in a pocket chart.) The cards are also a different size than the others I’ve been making. If these cards with the punch hole are popular, I would like to add this style to the other sets.

Click the link to find more Picture-Word Card collections.

To download the word cards click the buttons below:

Pocket Chart Size Small Size Medium Cards with Punch Hole

Blank Cards

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  1. Linda says

    I really like the idea of these cards. However, on the medium size cards, you have reversed the shapes with the words “circle” and “oval”. There is an oval by the word “circle”, and a circle by the word “oval.” This is the first time I’ve seen a mistake on your site in all the years I’ve been reading your ideas!

  2. Linda says

    I commented on the reversal of shapes for the words “circle” and “oval”. It seems that this mistake is not just on the medium size cards, but the other sizes as well. Oops!

  3. semo says

    nice idea…. I always made use of your brilliant website, but, never expressed my gratitude before… THANKS A MILLION for your great effort :)

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