As Locky has gotten older I have made it a point to try and find or come up with new and exciting activities for him to do, and an activity book is a great choice. At this age they seem to get bored easily and once he works something out, which is usually fairly quick he instantly wants to move on to the next thing and a lot of the time I’m not prepared and am left trying to figure out how to entertain him. Of course he plays with his toys, blocks, books, paints, craft… You name it he does it but he seems to just need more. This simple toddler shapes activity book has been a real hit.
I decided to create what I like to call a toddler shapes activity book. Pretty much a toddler friendly book that won’t get destroyed in two seconds, you get my drift?
Printable Toddler Shapes Activity Book
I’m sure you do if you have a destructive toddler like mine and if you don’t then you will soon learn or your just lucky and I’m slightly jealous of you. After creating the files for this activity book, I printed, laminated and hole punched each page for the book part of the project. I purchased a clear folder so that he can easily see the front cover.
I printed the pages with the matching coloured shapes, cut them out, lamimated them and cut the laminated shapes making sure I didn’t leave any sharp edges so neither of the kids cut themselves. I placed a thick plastic sleeve in the back of the folder to house the shapes once Locky has finished the activity book options. I had some random leftover velcro in my sewing kit that I quickly hot glued onto each shape in the book and the back of the loose shapes I previously cut.
A fun and interesting activity for any toddler looking for something to do. Plus it’s a great start to learning shapes. Might be a while before they understand the big word shapes.
Locky loved it. He is only 2 so at first he was a little confused but after showing him a couple of times he figured it out and it seemed to challenge him just enough to keep him occupied and thinking but not too much as to cause an emotional breakdown! Ha, toddlers and their tantrums. He loved identifying all the colours and then pointing out the shapes he knew in the activity book. Once he started figuring out that he must stick the matching shapes together he started really focusing on lining it all up perfectly while asking what the name of the “new” shapes where.
Let me know if you give this a go.
To make your life easier I have attached a PDF copy of the toddler shapes activity book and the shapes cutout PDF with instructions right here. Just click on the links to download your copy.
I hope enjoy the activity as much as we do!
If you like this post you may also like