Sensory #6 shapes

*yet again I’m not sure there is any ‘sensory’ learning involved in this game.

Basically, I realised that thanks to Mr Maker (J has CBeebies issues so we now have to restrict TV time) and his dancing shapes – J can say the names of a rectangle, triangle, circle and square. What I was worried about was if he actually recognised them…

So, I made this little gem with:

  • 2 pieces different coloured card
  • Permanent marker
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paper clip optional

 I plan on reusing it, and therefore the paper clip is to keep the shapes to the board.
If I’m honest I’ve seen better versions, some have used felt for the shapes and Velcro to secure them. I deliberately didn’t use a variety of coloured card (obviously you could) because I wanted the learning to be purely about the shapes.

 You may be able to see from the picture above that I labelled each shape and we did have a bigger and smaller version – this is so that I can play with him too and ask him to pass me the ‘big circle’.

I also numbered the sides of the shape for when he gets bored of just the shapes.

Now the amazing bit: J isn’t a quiet sit down and colour kind of chap and HE LOVES it! Since we’ve done it together he has played with it himself and loves to ask his Superman figure if he can see a square (how blooming cute!)

It took seconds to prep and should last a while…give it a try and let me know how you get on.


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