Our toddler enjoys all things girl, but she also loves things that “go, go, go”. This shape truck is not only cute, but its a great way to work on shapes and colors. Never underestimate the educational value of art time!
- White Paper
- Construction Paper of various colors
We started by cutting out a few shapes. If your child is small, that is all you will need. If your child is in preschool or elementary school, you may want to provide a larger selection of shapes for them to pick from. If you have a lot of time, you may also want to just draw the shapes for older children and let them do the cutting.
Next, we went over 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 went over the shapes and our little one decided which ones she wanted, we just helped her glue them on.
Activities like this help hands on learners really soak in the information they are presented with. What is your favorite way to teach young children shapes and colors?