Thursday, February 12, 2009

Shape Find

Here's an easy and inexpensive learning game I have been doing with M lately. From colored cardstock I have cut out basic shapes. I lay them out in front of M and ask her to pick up the shapes by name. Once she has the correct shape in hand I ask her to put it somewhere specific. "Can you hide the red circle in your toy chest?"

Once all of the shapes are hidden away I ask her to find them one by one. "Can you find the blue triangle?" Usually she can remember where she put them but sometimes she needs some help. It's a good way for an 19 month old to work on her memory skills as well as learning shapes and colors!


Unknown said...

You have such good home made learning tools! I have to try and stop being lazy and give these a try! I wish I would've found this when Landon was younger!

MaryAnne said...

I love the idea of having her hide the shapes and then seeing if she can find them - brilliant! This is a game I will definitely be playing with my kids, thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

You are so great! I'm going to have to keep coming back to this when Peanut is born. Thanks, Katey!