Here are 15 super fun and creative ways for young kids to learn all about shapes. How about using an abacus, looking in nature or making a page for a quiet book?
Today’s post is by Georgina Bomer of Craftulate!
15 Ways to Learn Shapes
Grab an Abacus! – As well as being great for maths practice, this classic toy is also great for working on shape recognition with younger kids.
Busy Bag Learning – This busy bag idea comes with a free printable and is great for working on colors and numbers too.
Look in Nature! – There are shapes all over the place in the natural world – so get outside and go on a shape scavenger hunt.
Shape Puzzle for Train Lovers – There are loads of ways to play with this puzzle – just download the template and cut the pieces from craft foam. They stick to the sides of the bath and you could also add magnets.
Go Big – Tape out giant shapes on the floor and send the kids off looking for items that match the shapes.
Quiet Book Page – Quiet books are a great tool for learning! This tutorial demonstrates how to make a learning shapes page – no sewing required!
Break out the Play Dough – Use shape cookie cutters with play dough for some imaginative learning.
Matching Blocks – This activity needs a bit of preparation – but any size or shape blocks can be used for this fun matching puzzle.
Cutting Practice – Combine learning shapes with some cutting practice with this simple idea!
Get Moving! – Incorporate some gross motor fun into this energetic game of Shape Hopscotch!
Pizza Time – Let kids have fun with their food with this pizza craft made from different shapes.
Sandpaper and Felt – This matching game has a great textural element too! The felt shapes will “stick” to the sandpaper!
Let there be Light – If you have a light table then this is a great way to engage your children in learning shapes.
3D Shape Sorter – Make your own shape sorter to use with foam shapes. Great for fine motor practice too.
Mice and Dice – This shape game uses customized dice and is based on the book Mouse Shapes.
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