My preschooler enjoys all things girly and glittery, but she also loves things that “go, go, go”. This shape truck is not only cute, but it’s also a great way to work on shapes, colors, and fine motor skills. Never underestimate the educational value of art time!
- White Paper
- Construction Paper of various colors
I started by drawing several shapes on different colors of construction paper. If your child is small, you can just cut out a few shapes for them to pick from. If you want to extend the activity and you have an older preschooler or kindergartener, you can ask them to draw the shapes and then have them cut the shapes out.
Next, talked about each shape and color. For toddlers, you can just say things like “This is a black circle.” or “Would you like the pink square or the brown square?”. For older children, have them pick the shapes then describe each one. After we talked about the shapes, my daughter cut out the shapes that she picked and glued them onto the paper.
When doing projects like this with my daughter, I always try to offer as little guidance as possible. I just let her creativity shine through.
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