Play Theme // Shapes

Our shape theme has been Emma's favorite one to date! I typically keep the theme activities and books out for about three weeks, take a week to slowly put it away and start a new theme the next week for a new month! I started doing this as an easy way to rotate the books and toys to keep our playroom simple. Emma plays more intentionally with less toys around and it makes for much less clean-up!

We had very few books about shapes so we checked most of these out at the library.


Shape Sort

I made these shape pages (nothing fancy) and taped them up. I covered them with a long piece of clear, sticky shelf liner and Emma sorted these foam shape pieces. You could also forget the shelf liner and use real stickers instead!

Find-The-Shape Toss

I cut out a few shapes in a three-fold poster board. I gave Emma a basket of balls and asked her to find each one by, "tossing" the ball into the correct shape hole. 

Sensory Shape Book

While I don't expect Henry to learn his shapes right now, I wanted to include him in our theme! I used the same shape pages (seriously, nothing fancy) from the shape sort activity. I just added different textures to each page. I used feathers, pipe cleaners, pom pons, straws and felt! I make sure to stay with buddy while he plays in case he pulls something off to take a taste ;). 

Dot Marker Shape Printable

Emma really enjoys playing with her dot markers so I created a shape printable for them! If you don't have dot markers, we've also used q-tips and paint as an easy alternative. You can grab the dot markers and the free printable below!

Busy Bag Activity Giveaway

#1 Mini Shape Sort

This busy bag includes mini laminated shapes that can be matched with velcro and a carrying case.

#2 Shape Building Task Cards

This busy bag includes four task cards (triangle, square, diamond & rectangle), their corresponding color popsicle sticks to "build" each shape, and carrying case.

**To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below (on the blog page) and tell me which of the two busy bags you would prefer for your little learner. I will pick two winners at the beginning of next week!