Shape Craft for ToddlersToday’s Toddler Activity was to play, explore, and learn about shapes!
Welcome to Toddler Time Tuesday where I share ideas to help you explore, laugh, play, learn, and create memories with your curious toddler! So whether you are a homeschooling family with many kids or a new mom with one – join us in setting aside time to expand your toddlers world through play.
Toddler My Shapes Placemat
I cut our various common shapes in different size and colors. I introduced the shapes to Tinker Bell (30 months). Then I would ask her to find the circle and she would pick one to show to me. This was a fun way to reinforce shapes.I laded a laminating pouch open and my toddler used glue (her fav!) to paste the shapes on the sheet. Then I gave her some glitter to sprinkle on the shapes. (another favorite!)
Then we close the laminating pouch and fed it through our favorite laminator. (I can’t believe the abuse it has taken!)
Tinker bell examined her shape craft and marveled at how the glitter was stuck. Then she started giggling and giggling. It was a hit!
Her piece of at would look pretty hung on our sliding glass door, but she didn’t want to part from it. So we used it as a placemat for our pretend picnic. She loved pointing at the shapes and telling me what they were and that the “glitter stuck”
To reinforce our Shape toddler activity we did our shape puzzle.
We practice some early math skills with one of our favorite toddler preschool toys – Melissa and Doug Geometric Shape Stacker.
We couldn't forget about story time! Reading to your toddler frequently is very important! Here are some fun shape books!
Toddler Shape Books
How will you expand your toddlers world today through play?
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