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This quadrilateral activity is a great way to check your child’s knowledge of quadrilateral properties and the characteristics of quadrilaterals.

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Today wraps up my fifth post on quadrilaterals. I thoroughly enjoyed finding new ways to play with these four-sided shapes.

At every point in a unit, it is time to see what children know. And after numerous activities today I’m setting time aside to see what my boys have learned. I could hand them a worksheet, but I have found that clip cards can ask the same thing and are so much more fun.

So I will end this quadrilateral unit with a quadrilateral activity that is fun, but also assesses my kiddos knowledge of this subject!!!

This is Day Five of my Quadrilateral Activities Unit. Check out the other activities we have enjoyed doing. 

First was our Quadrilateral Art Project

Then came the Quadrilateral Family Tree

On the third Day, we had a  Quadrilateral BINGO

A STEM Project

Or Get them in one easy download, plus three cut and paste printables, not on my blog.

Quadrilateral Activity

I wanted a fun way to assess my little kiddos knowledge of quadrilaterals…..so  I made 20 clip cards with all the quadrilaterals we have studied.

At the bottom of the clip card, there were three characteristics or the names of shapes. My boys had the responsibility of putting clips on the characteristics or names that described the shape.

We had out our interactive notes and our chart to help, but I was amazed that my first grader was able to do most of it on his own.


My kindergartner worked just as hard and has accomplished my goal for him. He is recognizing all the shapes now. I was surprised and thrilled to see that he is also beginning to understand that a square is always a rhombus, rectangle, parallelogram, and a quadrilateral.

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Prep – Work

The clip cards are pretty self-explanatory. Simply print them out on card stock, cut them out, provide clothespins, and let your kiddos get to work.

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What’s on the Cards?

Some of the cards focus on characteristics. Does this shape have right angles, congruent lines, parallel lines, etc?


Others focus on the name. Though these cards may seem simple, remember that a rectangle is always a parallelogram and a quadrilateral. If the card shows a rectangle and includes the words parallelogram, quadrilateral, and square, then your students should place a clip on the words parallelogram and quadrilateral.

(Check out the chart we made and how we used it if you need a little more help with this.)

I hope your children become successful in classifying quadrilaterals and learning the properties of quadrilaterals.

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