5 Fun Games To Teach Preschoolers Shapes

5 Fun Games To Teach Preschoolers Shapes

15 Nov 2022 | 3 min Read

Manisha Pradhan

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Your child has mastered the ABCs, can name all the hues of the rainbow and can differentiate the ears from the toes. Sometimes even though a child has mastered these skills, they may have trouble identifying shapes. Sure, you could give your child a deck of uninteresting shape flashcards, but think about playing these fun games to teach preschoolers shapes instead. 

Fun and play are essential to getting your little one interested in learning at home. When a child is having fun they may not even be aware that they are learning while having fun. Once it comes to your child’s shape recognition abilities, learning through play has a great impact.

Here are seven games to teach preschoolers shapes in a fun way.

Fun Games To Teach Preschoolers Shapes

1. Personalised shape book:

Although there are many good books about shapes, a personalised book written just for your child is sure to grab their attention. For this craft, cut out cardstock pieces that are 4 by 6 inches in size (the ideal size to fit into a wallet-sized photo album), and then design each one with a unique form. 

You can even use stickers, glue-on snaps, or large buttons instead of circles and squares. Add images of actual shapes you see around your home, such as a picture of your kiddie pool’s diamond shape, a round cookie cutter, or the square window in your child’s room.

2. Sorting by shape:

Toddlers love being a part of doing domestic chores, and when we can include them in everyday routines that they see us doing, they will feel like they are contributing. Play shape games while you clean up the toys or put away the dishes. together. For example, stack books from the tiniest rectangle to the largest or arrange circular plates by size. Before you know it, your duties will be finished!

Games To Teach Preschoolers Shapes
Your child can create a DIY collection of shapes/ Image source: freepik

3. DIY shapes:

Your child can create a DIY collection of shapes using a few 20-inch strands of yarn. By putting the yarn pieces on a tabletop, you can assist her/him in creating a circle, square, triangle, or rectangle for this fun project. Then, help your preschooler stick the yarn into position as you draw a line of glue in the appropriate shape on a piece of cardstock. If you two are feeling crafty, you could decorate the playroom’s entire wall out of handcrafted forms.

4. Creative adventure:

Take a walk around the neighbourhood and ask your child to look around to see if they can identify different shapes. It can be anything from the rectangular shape of someone’s door to the crescent shape of the moon. The idea is to combine a walk outdoors with learning about shapes seen in everyday things.

5. Shapes collage:

Your child can enjoy his/her first art lesson by transforming shapes into different objects. Even the best artists start with a collection of shapes before building a human out of a few spheres and rectangles. Put out a supply of cut-out paper circles, rectangles, squares, and triangles, along with a glue stick or small pot of washable glue, for this fun collage. Assist your preschooler in assembling different things from people to animals to cars using the shapes.

These fun practical shape games can help your preschooler get a head start on geometry.

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