Easy Shape Sorting Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers
I love bringing forth easy and fun shape activities that my LO can work on learning at home!
This particular activity was made out of a cardboard cutout (AKA recycled shoe box) and it was so easy to make!
Learning shapes for kids doesn’t have to be boring.
It can be fun with this easy learning DIY toy for kids!
I’ll be sharing exactly how I put this simple shape learning activity together below. 🙂
Teaching 2 year olds and learning shapes for toddlers and for kids has never been easier!
Related: Looking for math activities for toddlers, preschoolers and for kids? Here are over 70 early years math ideas!
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Recycled Shoe Box
Printer Paper or construction paper
And, that’s really all there is to it! 🙂
Related: Looking for how to teach preschoolers shapes? Here is our Preschool Activity Binder!
Shape learning games for toddlers
This is a wonderful way to teach toddler shape activities!
Shape learning games for toddlers can be created out of a simple recycled box or recycled shoe box as we did!
It’s so easy to create. This is how I put together this fun activity for learning shapes for toddlers and for kids:
Tape printer paper onto the top of your recycled shoe box lid.
Then, use a craft knife to create holes at the top of the box making sure to leave enough space to add your shape buttons to.
Then, add the shape buttons you plan for your little to match to under the slots you just made using your craft knife.
Tape them on with scotch tape and voila!
You’ve created an epic set of shape/color sorting activities!
I used a tray to display our shape buttons for these easy shape activities for 2 year olds. Then, my LO sorted by color at first not really recognizing the shapes.
But, then we switched it up and I asked if she could please add the correct shape (disregarding the colors.)
That may have been a bit of an advanced approach as now she’d have to discern between the shapes and colors which is actually really neat and gets your littles mind working! 🙂
Shape games for 2 year olds such as this one can be very neat and also work for a differentiated set of ages which is awesome!
This is a wonderful way to play and learn while teaching toddlers about shapes and colors!
What other fun shape activities for toddlers can you think of or that maybe you have tried before?
Related: For more matching activities for toddlers, check out our Toddler Busy Book!
Looking for shape books for toddlers? Check out this selection below:
Learning shapes for preschoolers
Are you looking for easy ways on how to teach preschoolers shapes?
Here are some ideas you can try for learning shapes for preschoolers:
Shape crafts for preschoolers
Lesson plan on identifying shapes for preschoolers
Shapes for preschool worksheets
Preschool activities on shapes such as shape matching, shape sorting..
Shape theme (such as a themed activity during a season or holiday)
Shape crafts such as drawing shapes or crafts that work on shapes.
Shape lesson plans for toddlers and preschoolers.
Preschool lesson plans on shapes such as this fun busy book!
Shape games for kids
These are just some ideas you can try for learning about shapes.
The particular preschool shape activities that we tried this time around were to recognize colors along with matching by shapes (regardless of the color).
Shapes in preschool is really such a fun lesson to learn because not only can you learn about shapes. You’ll also learn about colors, counting and more with shapes!
Shape activities for kindergarten can look a bit similar except with a bit more of an advanced approach such as actually writing out the shape name along side the shape button..
What other fun learning activities for 3 year olds (that incorporate shapes for preschoolers) have you tried with your littles?
Related: For a fun and easy hands on matching shapes activity, check out this post here!
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