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!
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.
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.
We counted to up and made a ladder.
O wow look! There are 3 stars.
Sorting the boxes by shape and color was a major interest.
You can download the box template below.
Download your template here to print on card stock.
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