Are you looking for activities to do with your toddler this summer? Take a look at our 15 Days of Intentional Summer Toddler Activities Series. Today we’re sharing six toddler activities to work on shape recognition.
Just because it’s summertime and we are spending more time outdoors, it doesn’t mean we stop learning.
I want to be intentional to continue teaching my little one his shapes all summer long.
Below are some ideas I’ve collected, I hope you find them helpful with your toddler this summer.
6 Summer Shape Activities for Toddlers
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1. Colors & Shapes Sidewalk Chalk Game for Toddlers from Simple Play Ideas.
I love side walk games for learning. This one is super simple!
You could even mix it up and add in bean bag tossing or some other nature object.
2. Neighborhood Shape Hunt.
Go for a walk and see how many circles, squares, triangles, etc. you can spot from natural objects.
If you want to take it a step further, you could let your toddler take pictures with a camera to print off and review later.
3. Playground Shape Hunt.
Same concept as the neighborhood walk, but on the playground instead.
4. Sandbox Shapes.
Using sand molds (or whatever you have on hand) to make three-dimensional shapes out of sand is a fun way to review shapes while your toddler plays.
If you don’t have sand molds, using a stick to draw shapes in the sand is a great way to work on fine motor skills while reviewing shapes.
5. Shape Sorting .
Take the sidewalk chalk game idea and find objects in nature in various shapes and place them on the chalk drawings.
Or you can use nature objects to outline the shapes.
6. Stick Shapes.
After taking a nature walk, you could use sticks to make various stick shapes.
These are a few of the ideas that I plan to implement to reinforce shapes over the summer!
In what ways do you teach your toddler shapes while playing outside?
Want even more ideas to enjoy an intentional summer with your toddler?