Shape Sorting Blocks (with Free Printable)

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My 2 and half year old is extremely interested in learning her shapes and colors lately and although she has a very limited vocabulary it is growing everyday as we explore the world around us.

After the success of my last shapes printable busy bag, I realized that she was tons more engaged with the activity if I put a face on the shapes!

learning shapes with faces

I decided to use my printable box template (originally used for my advent box calendars) for this activity and add a shape to each of the 6 sides.

I also extended this activity to include basic colors as well as the written words for the shapes for a bit of name recognition simply because my 5 year old is likely to take an interest in the activity as well!

I printed out 6 copies to make 6 boxes on some thick white card stock paper.

Cut along the lines and glue all the flaps closed.print all 6 shapes

Another thing to note is that because these are made of card stock the little ones can easily squash the boxes out of shape. This in itself is a lovely exercise for the kids to be gentle with items when playing.

We explored many play ways with our new shape boxes.

We made a pyramid.

stacking shape boxes

We counted to up and made a ladder.counting to three and stacking shapes

O wow look! There are 3 stars.grouping the shapes

Sorting the boxes by shape and color was a major interest.matching shapes and colors

You can download the box template below.all 6 shapes on each box

Download your template here to print on card stock.

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shape sorting blocks with free printable from PowerfulMothering.com

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