There are so many ways to incorporate hands-on math activities for kids into playful fun and learning. In this collection we’re specifically looking at creative shape activities to help kids learn about 2D shapes.
Make shape rocks for kids to use for play and learning. Fun-A-Day shares some excellent ideas for using them.
Scavenger hunts are always a hit around here. Buggy and Buddy has a free printable to take along with you for a shape scavenger hunt at the playground.
Making shape collages like these from Homegrown Friends can be a great way to expose young kids to shapes. The process also promotes creativity.
Make your own geoboard with this tutorial from Crayon Box Chronicles. I love the use of fabric loops in this one!
Toddlers and preschoolers will love the added sensory element of water and bubbles in this scooping shapes sensory bin.
Little creators can turn 2D shapes into a bird or another favorite creation in this 2-D shape art invitation.
Use play dough and these free printable shape mats to make shape pet “food” for pet theme math fun!
Turn shapes into collage art monsters in this creative monster art shape activity.
Fun-A-Day has another homemade geoboard that is super easy to make and great for letting kids create their own shapes.
This Foam Lacing Shapes activity is great fine motor practice and makes a great busy bag.
This Build a Bracelet activity is great for shape recognition and fine tuning your child’s fine motor skills.
This inexpensive Cardboard Shapes activity easy toddler craft is a cheap way to teach your toddlers shapes.
This fun Trace the shapes art project is a great fine motor activity and a great way to do some art while learning shapes.
This simple Learn about shapes using paper plates and yarn activity is so easy to set up and will be so much fun for your little ones.
These Shape Play Dough Mats will teach your kids the basic shapes so they can start to recognize and learn them.
If you are looking to get your kids active and moving, you can’t go wrong with this Shape Hopscotch activity.
More Math and Science Activities with Fizz, Pop, Bang!
Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science and Math Activities is designed to bring hands-on fun to math and science play. It’s full of engaging and powerful learning opportunities in math and science, shared through ideas that incorporate art, play, sensory learning and discovery, for a whole-brain approach.
It includes 40 educational projects and 20 printables including a set of build-your-own 3D shape blocks, engineering challenge cards and a range of math games.