Circles and ovals and squares, oh my!
Why do a Toddler Shape Sorting Activity?
We are currently working on learning our shapes. It is something that we will continue to teach and review until it is solidified. Teaching kids through play and sorting helps them learn and practice their skills.
How to Make a Toddler Shape Sorting Activity
As you know, I have this awesome felt board.
This was our first real teaching activity that we used the felt board for.
How to make a Toddler Shape Sorting Activity
I cut out shapes of a variety of sizes and colors from our felt paper.
Then, I created signs for each shape.
I put a picture on the signs, to help her remember what each one is.
I put the signs on the felt board and gave her the shapes. She spent the next while sorting out the shapes. She loved figuring out where they went and putting them in their spot. Sometimes, I would stop and quiz her, “Point to the circle, point to the square.”
She did get a little confused between circles and ovals, as well as squares and rectangles. Admittedly, I get a little confused on those too!
She loved this toddler shape sorting activity, and I loved watching her learn through play. (See how proud of herself she is?)
2 More ways Change up the Toddler Shape Sorting Activity
A few ways to change this up would be have her sort them by size. Start at the top with the biggest and go down to the smallest; this teaches them about size and how to sort another way.
You could also sort by color. All the yellows go here, the blacks go there, etc.
What other ideas can you come up with on how to use this shape sorting activity?