Geometric shape play – Teaching Toddlers Shapes and Colors

A fun and simple way to use pattern blocks to teach toddlers shapes and colors. Easy DIY preschool learning activity that toddlers also love.

Teaching Toddlers Shapes and Colors

My parents gave my kids pattern blocks for Christmas, and this week the blocks inspired us to make a couple of games using some butcher paper and the desk protector I wrote about in this post.

We started out with some very simple shape sorting:

A fun and simple way to use pattern blocks to teach toddlers shapes and colors.

I’m afraid my penmanship/drawing skills are pretty bad; thankfully two-year-olds are gentle critics.

Emma loved the sorting activity, so we made a shape matching board on the other side of the same sheet of paper:

Learning shapes and colors with pattern blocks

I roll up the “boards” we make and secure them with rubber bands. They are stored in a cereal box so that Emma can easily choose the one she wants to play with.

More Fun Ways to Teach Toddlers shapes and Colors

What are your favorite ways to teach kids colors and shapes? Please share in the comments below, or on my Facebook page. You can also tag me on Instagram.

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

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