Learn Shapes in Spanish - with Free Printable

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In this post: Learn the names of shapes in Spanish! Plus, get some ideas on books, songs, and activities to try together with your toddler or preschooler to reinforce learning shape-related vocabulary in Spanish.

Table of contents: 

  1. Vocabulary: Learn 14 shapes in Spanish
  2. Books: 3 books to learn shapes in Spanish
  3. Songs: 3 Spanish songs about shapes
  4. Activities: 2 simple activities (and a bonus video!) to practice Spanish shape vocabulary

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Spanish Shapes Vocabulary List

English

Spanish

Gender

shape

la forma / la figura

f

circle

el círculo

m

oval

el óvalo

m

triangle

el triángulo

m

square

el cuadrado

m

rectangle

el rectángulo

m

diamond

el diamante

m

trapezoid

el trapezoide

m

pentagon

el pentágono

m

hexagon

el hexágono

m

star

la estrella

f

heart

el corazón

m

cross

la cruz

f

arrow

la flecha

f

Shapes in Spanish - with Habbi Habbi

Spanish Books About Shapes

Book of First Words | Habbi Habbi

Though this book includes more than shape vocabulary, it still is one of our go-to books about shapes in Spanish! I love that with just a tap, my daughter can hear the wand read and speak in Spanish (and English too when we use bilingual mode) for additional audio input so it’s not always just me reading and speaking to her. I enhance our shape learning by incorporating the other pages, like the number page to count how many shapes we see, or the colors page to name the color of each shape.


Cuauhtémoc : Shapes - Formas| Lil Libros

Drawing inspiration from Aztec civilization, this English-Spanish bilingual board book is a cute way to not only reinforce learning shapes in Spanish but also incorporate cultural aspects of the language as well! On the left side of the page spread is a picture of the shape labeled in both English and Spanish and on the right side is a picture of a significant object that is or contains the shape. For example, below you can see the inside spread of the circle page, which includes an illustration of the Aztec calendar. I like to use it as an opportunity to do a little cultural learning with my daughter as well.


Babies Love - Formas

This durable lift the flap board book is a great way to start talking to your toddler about shapes in Spanish. The simple sentences keep it easy to read, while the question format has your toddler thinking a bit more as they need to look for each shape throughout the book. My daughter LOVED lift the flap books as a baby and toddler and still enjoys them now at preschool age.


Spanish Songs About Shapes

La canción de las formas | Little Baby Bum

A simple and sweet song, this tune sings each Spanish shape slowly and has a pause between each shape. I use that pause to encourage my daughter to repeat after the song to further reinforce her learning. It’s a good song for early learning because it focuses just on the shape name to really reinforce the vocabulary.


Mi forma favorita | Basho & Friends

Another short and simple song, this one lists many of the shapes in Spanish that are included in our vocabulary list. It even has a bonus one! The chorus repeats a common sentence phrase: “My favorite …” This sets up kids to learn how to name their favorite shape like in this song, and eventually color, number, food, and more as they expand their vocabulary. After we reach the chorus, I pause the song and ask my daughter in Spanish which shape is her favorite, and then I share my favorite shape too.


Learn the basic shapes in Spanish | Canta con Jess

Though this song only includes three shapes in Spanish- circle, square, and triangle- it describes the characteristics of each shape. I particularly appreciate that the song describes each shape to further connect the shape names with the shapes themselves. I’ve also found this to be a good bridge song for my daughter to begin expanding her shape vocabulary beyond the basic names!



Spanish Shapes Activity Ideas

Trace the Shapes printable

Trace and color each shape in this cute printable designed by Habbi Habbi, that matches their Book of First Words. When we worked on this, I was sure to not only name the shape in Spanish but also describe the characteristics to help my child better connect the shape with its name. We even made it a bit of a matching activity by coloring each shape the corresponding color from the book!


Shape Scavenger Hunt

Go on a scavenger hunt throughout your home, in your yard, at the store, or anywhere! As you move about, keep an eye out for different shapes and name them in Spanish each time you see them. To further reinforce their learning, you can explain why it is that shape by listing the features. (i.e. I see a cuadrado! It has four sides that are the same. Cuadrado!) To take it a step further, when you are done, draw pictures of what you saw and label them with the correct Spanish shape. 


Bonus: Shapes in Spanish - Habbi Habbi video

This interactive video version of Habbi Habbi’s “Book of First Words” features five shapes, shown one-by-one. First, the shape is named in Spanish, then in English, and then the shape is used in a sentence in both Spanish and English. The video moves slowly enough that children have an opportunity to repeat the shape name. One way I extended this video into an activity was to have my daughter draw a picture to represent each sentence. We had a few silly pictures by the end!


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Kelly is an English-Spanish bilingual parent raising an English-Spanish-Mandarin trilingual child with her English-Mandarin bilingual spouse. She has a passion for education and literacy and language development, with a Master’s Degree in Reading Development and experience as both an English-only and Spanish-English dual language Kindergarten teacher. Nowadays, she stays home with her daughter and enjoys playing video games when there’s a bit of spare time.

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