Thursday, February 2, 2012

DIY Shape Sorting Game for toddlers/preschoolers

One of my (many) New Year's Resolutions is to make Life With Two Boys a little more fun and exciting... So along with my regular product reviews and giveaways I'm going to be sneaking in the occasional recipes, arts & crafts, family fun, educational, etc.. posts as well!

To start off this new adventure I wanted to post this super easy DIY toddler/preschooler sorting game. I found these little foam shapes in the dollar bins at Target a few months ago and thought they were perfect for helping Trevor with his shapes and colors, and I was right! Since he is doing so well with them I wanted to branch out and make something a little more challenging for him.

So what did I come up with? A shape sorting game using the $1 foam blocks (I bought 2 sets) and paper plates. I took a couple paper plates and traced each shape onto 1 of the plates... For some reason these sets only come with 4 shapes (circle, square, heart, and star) so we ended up with 4 paper plates in all. Then I lay the plates out with all the shapes in a pile so Trevor can sort them putting the stars onto the star plate, etc... He thought this was the best game ever!

Not only are these little shapes perfect for sorting, but they're also great for making patterns, stacking, and just about anything else you can think of!

Here's our DIY Shape Sorting Game:

What you need:
*Foam shape blocks (or any other shaped objects like buttons, etc...)
*Paper plates

*Simply trace each shape onto a paper plate, lay them out, and let your toddler/preschooler go to town!


Gumdrop Pass said...

Very cute! I've been looking for some stuff to do with my 2.5 year old (other than just destroying the house) - good idea! :)

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