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10 Super Fun Ways to Help Your Toddler Learn Shapes

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Learning the different shapes is really important for toddlers as they are key to pre-math and logic and pre-reading and writing skills. Check out these fun shape games for toddlers many of which will help put their excess energy to good use!

Preschool shapes games

Fun ways to learn shapes

This week we’ve pulled together 10 fun activities to help your toddler or preschooler learn shapes.

Learning the different shapes is really important for toddlers and preschoolers as they are key to pre-math and logic and pre-reading and writing skills.

Toddlers need a grasp of geometry so they can figure out how to stop a tower of blocks from toppling over, or how to fit all of their toys back into the toy box.

And letters are just made up of different shapes, so being able to recognise those shapes will help your child begin to recognise letters.

Pattern Blocks and Boards


via Amazon

Tangrams and puzzle blocks are a great way to learn about shapes and how they can fit together to make larger shapes.

Shapes and Transportation Activities

Learn about shapes

via Chieuurban

If you struggle to get your little one engaged in learning activities, but they love snack time, then just combine the two!

Sponge Painting For Toddlers

Sponge painting shapes

via No Time for Flashcards

Even the youngest ones can learn about shapes in this fun sponge painting activity.

Gruffalo Themed Shape Animals Inspired by Author Julia Donaldson

Shape Activities Gruffalo

via The Educator’s Spin on It

We finally got around to reading the Gruffalo this week and loved it – so this activity jumped out at me! What a fabulous way to learn all about shapes alongside reading a great story.

Geometric Shapes Activity STEM Ideas for Kids

Shape Activities STEM

via Little Bins for Little Hands

Here’s a great shape activity that older children will enjoy. Putting together geometric shapes and maybe even adding in some maths!

Shape Hopscotch

Shape Hopscotch

via Housing a Forest

If your child doesn’t like to sit still and learn why not try this hopscotch game, they can learn about their shapes while still being on the move.

Giant Shape Sort

Giant Shape Sort

via I Can Teach my Child

Here’s a great idea for kiddos who love sorting! Mix spatial awareness with some gross motor development, and if you have more than one child they can practice team work too!


Build a Truck Shape Activity

via Little Family Fun

Take those shapes and build a truck or two!

I have Who Has Shapes and Colors

I have shapes who has colours

via Itsy Bitsy Fun

Here’s a fun game to play. You can help your child learn about taking turns while they learn their shapes.

Chalk Shape Maze

Shape Maze

via Creative Family Fun

Get outside and get some fresh air while you help your kids master their shapes with a giant sidewalk chalk maze!

If you enjoyed these learn shapes activities, why not check out our owl crafts and flower craft collections too!