It has taken me a full year to locate basic shape stickers! I am still surprised that they are not sold in stores, not even during the back to school season. So two weeks ago I scoured the internet and found some! (To be completely honest, I did find them last year but it was for 5,000+ stickers and nearly $30.00 for them) way too much for my wallet. I ended up finding them online at Trend Enterprises. These were only $2.49 for 800 stickers. Perfect.
So this morning when Greyson asked if he could do something with stickers, I quickly made this Shapes – Full Color FREE Printable, and broke out the new package of shape stickers. Greyson usually struggles getting stickers off the page so I full anticipated having to peel each sticker and hand it to him to place on the paper. But, these were VERY easy (maybe even a little to easy) to get off the page. Greyson was able to do the entire sheet of stickers completely by himself.
This ended up keeping Greyson occupied AND he ended up reviewing shapes – plus he ended up learning a brand new shape: *hexagon*. It also helped to develop his sorting skills, and fine motor skills. Overall this was a huge win, and would be the PERFECT activity to keep little ones busy at a restaurant, or on a road trip.
I created two versions of this for you to download. You can choose the Full Color option or the Black and white (plain) option.
Without question the best way to educate a child is by reading books with them. Here are just a few of mine and my son’s favorite books. These would be a great addition to today’s topic!
Lift the Flap Shapes
There are a number of essential skills which children need to master before they begin school in order to have the best possible start, and being able to differentiate between and name different shapes is one of them. This bright lift-the-flap book provides plenty of practice.
First Big Book of Shapes & Colors
The cuddly characters in this book teaches basic concepts of shapes and colors while the interactive pen gives instant feedback by making a cheerful beep with a flashing light. Incorrect answers give a gentle, less-pleasing sound. There are problems to solve and games to play, along with learning strategies and tips for parents.
Shapes Sticker Book
This wonderful book is a perfect way for little children to start learning about shapes. There are lots of stickers to add to every page.