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Tracing Letters & Shapes on the Chalkboard

I never did do much for tracing letters with Henry. George is all about writing and drawing though, so this was right up his alley. We have a large chalkboard to use, but we could [and probably should!] do this outside on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk and water too. George constantly asks for water […]

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Shape Activity: Sorting Blocks as a Graph

We’ve sorted blocks as a shape activity in the past. But it was pretty ‘informal’. Not that this is really that structured of an activity, this one just has a place to put each shape of the blocks! To create the ‘graph’ to sort shapes on, I taped a large piece of paper to my […]

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Learning with Blocks: Shapes & Colors

I went back to the basics for George to learn shapes and colors with a block activity since he’s been all about the blocks lately. A very fast setup [excuse the scribbles on the paper!]. While the boys were busy scribbling, I traced a few blocks in different shapes onto a large piece of butcher […]

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14 Learning Activities for Toddlers

Learning activities for toddlers are pretty much as basic as it gets when it comes to intentional learning activities. These learning activities are more to introduce a concept to the toddler, then to test his knowledge on it. Some basic things an older toddler will start to learn are: Differentiating colors Differentiating shapes Recognizing letters […]

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Learning Shapes on It’s Playtime!

Henry’s first week of school and they’re already learning shapes! Henry knows the basic shapes, but drawing them, or making them might be a different story. He’s getting much more into it though and I’m loving that he’s trying! I found some learning activities for shapes on It’s Playtime: [above, clockwise from top-left] Timeless Adventures […]

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Learning Activity: Shape Sorting for Preschoolers

Shape sorting. A good review for Henry before school starts! This was one of those non-planned activities though. The boys had been playing with the ABC and square foam mats and I was sorting through some of my crafty items in my cupboard. I came across these poster shapes that I got from CraftProjectIdeas. I […]

Block Activity for Kids Sorting by Shape

Sorting Blocks by Shape & Color

Henry and I were having some great quality, quiet time together while George was taking an early nap. We were playing with his Imaginets, matching patterns and shapes. When he started to get bored with that, I mentioned doing some patterning or sorting with our blocks. His response? “We don’t do that kind of patterning […]