Simple Shape Sorter

Today, we want to share a super simple activity that teaches important skills. This simple shape sorter activity will help toddlers learn shapes as well as encourage critical thinking skills as they sort them.

Materials Needed

  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • A Marker, Colored Pencil, or Crayon
  • Scissors

We started by drawing three shapes on one of the pieces of paper.

Next, we cut out shapes in several colors. We ended up having way more than we needed. You probably only need about three of each shape.

Finally, we put glue inside the drawn shapes and started handing paper shapes to our toddler. We encouraged her to name each shape and then match it to the shape on the paper.

This activity took about five minutes. It is a quick way to build cognitive skills.

19 responses to “Simple Shape Sorter”

  1. This is such a great activity for little ones! My kids would have really enjoyed this when they were younger.

  2. I love such diy activities! this is so much fun to do with the little ones and even alone when you have nothing to do.

  3. So simple! But shows how even the simplest little things with paper and scissors can be educational too! Great tip!

    • Thank you! It might be a bit too easier for most kindergarteners, but I’m sure it could be turned into some kind of file fold game for center time with the help of a laminator.

  4. What a great activity for preschoolers. This is fun and educational. I bet my son would love it.

  5. Love this! I was just wondering what my daughter and I were going to do until we leave for dance (she is 2). This is it! Thx!

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