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Kindergarten symmetry math centers. Hands-on and engaging centers and printables for easy prep.

How to Teach Symmetry in Kindergarten

Kindergarten symmetry math centers. Hands-on and engaging centers and printables for easy prep.


symmetry math: kindergarten math centers and activities to teach symmetry. use hands-on and engaging centers to teach symmetry to your students.

Teaching symmetry can sometimes be a difficult concept. It seems that some students just ‘get it’, while others need a little more help. I find that the best way to get students to understand a line of symmetry, is to get to them to practice in different ways and with different materials.

Here are a few of the symmetry math activities that we did with our class to get them practicing:

Dot Painting

Teach symmetry to kindergarten students with these fun, hands-on math activities. Work on making pictures symmetrical with these centers, and make a line of symmetry.

With this easy to prep printable, students had to complete the butterflies by filling in the dots to make them symmetrical.

Teach symmetry to kindergarten students with these fun, hands-on math activities. Work on making pictures symmetrical with these centers, and make a line of symmetry.

We used q-tips and paint, but you could use any colouring materials you wanted (markers, crayons, pencil crayons).

Picture Sorting

Teach symmetry to kindergarten students with these fun, hands-on math activities. Work on making pictures symmetrical with these centers, and make a line of symmetry.

With this activity, students had to determine whether or not an image was symmetrical. They would look at the picture, then decide if it had a line of symmetry and then sort it into the right category.

This was great for getting them to see that a line of symmetry can be horizontal or vertical.

Complete the Picture

Teach symmetry to kindergarten students with these fun, hands-on math activities. Work on making pictures symmetrical with these centers, and make a line of symmetry.

Our students had a great time completing this challenging activity. They had to try and complete the picture along the line of symmetry. This was hard for some of my students, but they really worked at making sure their images looked symmetrical.

more symmetry math activities

I’m always looking for fun and hands-on symmetry activities to use in my classroom. If you are like me and you want more ideas on how to practice symmetry with your students, check out these posts:

If you have questions about how I run kindergarten centers in my classroom, I wrote My Ultimate Guide to Kindergarten Centers that addresses the most common questions that I get asked.

All the printable activities in this post are available in my Easy Print and Prep Symmetry pack:

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