These 12 hands on shape activities for toddlers (2 year olds) will make it hip to be square! Toddlers will have fun learning shapes in a hands on way.
We’ve been having a little bit of fun lately doing some hands on shape activities!
George is on a shapes kick right now, anytime he asks for an activity, he’s been asking for ‘shapes’. I can’t say no to that!
I keep the shapes we work on pretty basic. Usually the square, triangle, circle.
And then I usually sneak in an odd one here and there just to introduce it, like the octagon (my kids seem to catch on to that one quickly because of stop signs), oval and rectangles.
How to Teach Shapes to Toddlers
First comes recognizing the shapes and then labeling them.
These shapes activities for toddlers are perfect for 2 year olds learning to recognize their shapes.
Building and making shapes is a plus for toddlers, as well as drawing and tracing them. This will come in time… preschoolers will be able to start doing this.
12 shape activities for 2 year olds
These shape activities for toddlers are all very hands on and fun, the learning is just a plus!
I tend to stray away from printables and worksheets, so these activities pass my ‘hands-on’ learning test that all get toddlers very involved in learning shapes.
Shapes are fun to start spotting out in your every day lives too! Your two year old will start seeing wheels as circles, and houses as squares.
Make it a challenge when you’re out for a walk to see what shapes you can each spot!
Call them out and have a good time with it.
I bet you can even find an octagon (Stop signs!). That’s a great way to introduce a new shape like that.
For more learning activities for toddlers, check out these 14 activities that focus on shapes, letters, colors and numbers.