In 2nd grade geometrical shapes for kids we will discuss about different kinds of shapes. Some basic geometry shapes are shown so, that kid’s can recognize the shapes and practice the different geometrical worksheet on shapes.
We see a variety of shapes in objects. Objects mostly have one or more geometrical shapes like the following.
These types of shapes are called three dimensional (3D) shaped solids. All these geometrical shapes have faces. We have learned about faces like triangular faces, rectangular face, square face and circular face. All these faces are flat but some are curved. The cylinder, sphere, cone etc. have curved faces.
● Cuboid:
The faces of a cuboid are either rectangular or square. Thus, a cuboid has all 6 faces flat.
Edges and Corners of Cuboid:
A cuboid is a solid shape with 6 faces, 8 vertices and 12 edges.
Note: If a pencil is run along the edge of a cuboid, we get a rectangle.
● Cube:
All the faces of a cube are flat. So a cube has flat faces.
Edges and Corners of Cube:
A cube is a solid shape with 6 faces, 8 vertices and 12 edges.
Note: If a pencil is run along the edge of a cube, we get a square.
A square has all the four sides equal.
So, all the faces of a cube are equal to each other.
So, what is the difference between a cube and a cuboid?
All the faces of a cuboid need not be equal to each other.
But if they are, then the cuboid will be known as a cube.
● Sphere:
A sphere has one face and this face is curved. Thus, a sphere has a curved faces.
Surface of Sphere:
A sphere is a solid shape with 0 edges and 0 vertices.
Do you know the earth we live in is a sphere? 
● Cylinder:
A cylinder has three faces. If a cylinder stands erect, its bottom face and top face are like circles. The bottom and top faces of a cylinder are flat. The third face is a curved face.
Surface of Cylinder:

A cylinder is a solid shape with curved face, 2 flat faces and 0 vertices.
Note: If a pencil is run along the flat face of a cylinder, we get a circle.
● Cone:
A cone has two faces. One is curved and the other is circular and flat.
Surface and Corner of Cone:
A cone is a solid shape with 1 curved face and 1 flat face.
It has 1 vertex.
● Prism
A prism has five faces. Three faces are rectangular and two faces are triangular. All the five faces are flat.
Notes:
Children should themselves find out from the surroundings different objects having different geometrical shapes.
We see many objects in our surroundings. These objects in our surroundings have the shape of any one or combination of many of the solids which are given below.
A Tomato Looks Like a Sphere.
A Dice Looks Like a Cube.
A Can Looks Like a Cylinder.
A Book Looks Like a Cuboid.
A Carrot Looks Like a Cone.
A
Mug Looks Like a Cylinder.
We know that some solids have flat surfaces and others have curved surfaces. Surface is the portion of a solid object that we can feel when we touch them. A foot ball has a curved surface.
The book has plane or flat surface.
Solids with curved surfaces can roll or slide.
Solids with flat surfaces do not roll.
In geometry we term the faces of any object as surfaces. We can touch and see the surface of an object.
There are two kinds of surfaces.
(i) Flat or plane surface
(ii) Curved surface
(i) Flat or plane surface:
Objects having the shape of a cuboid, cube or prism have plane surfaces. The surface of paper, top of a table or box etc. are plane surfaces.
(ii) Curved surface:
Objects having the shapes of sphere or unplained surface of a cylinder have curved surfaces. The surface of a football, cricket ball, round bottle, orange, grapes, mango etc. are curved surfaces.
If an object is in its standard position, it has its top, bottom and sides as indicated in the following:
The uppermost portion of an object is called its top.
The lowermost portion of an object is called its bottom.
We may place any article on the top but now below the bottom of an object.
We can put something inside a vessel, box, almirah, etc. In a bucket we can store water or some other liquid. Inside a box we place our clothes. On a tray we can have fruits or vegetables.
Thus, in any vessel, box, almirah, refrigerator etc. there is empty place inside, where we can put some objects. There may be other articles inside.
ROLLING DOWN A SLOPE
Cube: If a cube is placed on a slight slope, will it roll down the surface?
No, it will not because a cube has a flat face.
Cuboid: If a cuboid is placed on a slight slope, will it roll down the surface?
No, it will not because a cuboid has a flat face.
Sphere: If a sphere is placed on a slight slope, will it roll down the surface?
Yes, it will! This is because a sphere has a curved face.
Cylinder: If a cylinder is placed on its side on a slight slope, will it roll down the surface?
Yes, it will! This is because it rolls down on its curved face.
What if a cylinder is made to stand on its flat face? Will it still roll down?
No, it will not! This is because it stands on a flat face.
Cone: If a cone is placed on its curved face on a slight slope, will it roll down the surface?
Yes! It will roll down on its curved face. See what happens to the cone after some time. Does it stop after some time?
Note: Solid objects with curved faces can roll down a slope. Solid objects with flat faces cannot roll down a slope.
Questions and Answers on Geometrical Shapes:
1. Write F for the objects which has flat surface and C for curved surface.
Answer:
(i) C
(ii) F
(iii) C
(iv) F
(v) C
(vi) C
(vii) F
(viii) C
2. Complete the table.
Answer:
2. Cube:
Number of Corners  8
Number of Edges  12
Number of Faces: 6
Cuboid:
Number of Corners  8
Number of Edges  12
Number of Faces: 6
Cylinder:
Number of Corners  0
Number of Edges  0
Number of Faces: 3
Cone:
Number of Corners  1
Number of Edges  0
Number of Faces: 2
3. What will you get if you run a pencil along the edge of the following objects?
(i) A coin 
__________ 
(ii) A book 
__________ 
(iii) A dice 
__________ 
(iv) A bangle 
__________ 
Answer:
3. (i) circle
(ii) rectangle
(iii) square
(iv) circle
4. Count and colour the shapes.
(i) 
(ii)  
(a) Circles __________ (b) Cones __________ (c) Rectangles __________ (d) Squares __________ (e) Triangles __________ 
(a) Circles __________ (b) Cones __________ (c) Cylinder __________ (d) Rectangles __________ (e) Squares __________ 
Answer:
4. (i) (a) Circles: 6
(b) Cones: 1
(c) Rectangles: 2
(d) Squares: 4
(e) Triangles: 2
(ii) (a) Circles: 4
(b) Cones: 2
(c) Cylinder: 1
(d) Rectangles: 4
(e) Squares: 3
5. Fill in the blanks.
(i) A rectangle has _____ sides.
(ii) A cuboid has _____ vertices.
(iii) A triangle has _____ corners.
(iv) A cube has _____ edges.
(v) A circle has _____ vertices.
(vi) A sphere has _____ face.
Answer:
5. (i) 4
(ii) 8
(iii) 3
(iv) 12
(v) 0
(vi) 0
6. If a pencil is run along the
(i) edge of a cube, we get a __________ .
(ii) edge of a cuboid, we get a __________ .
(iii) flat surface of a cylinder, we get a __________ .
(iv) flat surface of a cone, we get a __________ .
Answer:
6. (i) rectangle
(ii) square
(iii) circle
(iv) circle
7. Ring the solid figures that will not roll down if placed on a slight slope.
(i) Cylinder
(ii) Cuboid
(iii) Cone
(iv) Cube
(v) Sphere
Answer:
7. (ii) Cuboid
(iv) Cube
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