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# Shape Craft for Toddlers

### 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.

### Toddler Shape Books

We couldn’t forget about story time! Reading to your toddler frequently is very important!  Here are some fun shape books!

### More Toddler Activities

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#### Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares Kindergarten spedicif worksheets,& educational ideas.