Let’s get to it with this dot stickers shapes activity!
Oh precious dot stickers – my little wonders from activity heaven. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…and include this shapes activity for toddlers in the mix.
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Dot stickers are kind of my jam
I grab for my dot stickers all.the.time when setting up quick and easy toddler activities so I knew they’d be perfect for this shapes activity I made for my two-year-old.
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The supplies I used for this shapes activity
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- Dot stickers (DUH!)
- White butcher paper
- Giant Sharpie
- Painter’s Tape – this is what I use to hang things on the wall
I start this activity by rolling out my butcher paper and drawing four shapes in the middle: triangle, square, circle, rhombus**
**as a favor to your giants mathematical future, please remember that this shape is a rhombus not a diamond. Diamonds are rocks. Rhombuses are shapes.
Inside each shape, I used my Do-a-Dots to color the middle – I made sure to color them the same colors as my dot stickers.
My vision for this shapes activity was this:
I wanted an activity for my son to work on color sorting and shape recognition.
My assumption was that my son (2) would trace over the black outline of the shape.
This would help with his spatial awareness, coordination, and (frankly) direction following.
But my vision wasn’t his vision
He had no interest in putting the stickers on the line and after trying to correct him twice, I decided it wasn’t my hill to die on.
He could sort the colors how he felt they needed to be sorted since (if I’m being honest) that was the most important part of the activity.
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Can you guess everything this shapes activity focuses on?
This is some serious hands-on learning at its finest!
My son is learning:
- Sorting (classifying by attributes)
- 2D shape identification
- Color vocabulary
- Hand-eye coordination
- Fine motor skills
- Visual discrimination
It might look like a simple dot sticker shapes activity but this one packs a PUNCH.
A round dot sticker shaped punch.
Make this activity asap.
Trust me on this.
Dot stickers are the best and make for one simple and easy way to learn.
When will you set up a dot sticker shapes activity?