N has been having a lot of fun learning shapes for several weeks now.
He did prefer to play with them a little differently than I’d expected, but their creativity is definitely half the fun whenever I make something for my kids to play with 😉 Keep reading to find out about both my and his ideas for using these puzzles 🙂
(N was 2 years and 7 months old.)
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Materials for Shape Matching Puzzles for Toddlers
- Printable PDF file (below).
- Laminator, laminating pouches (optional).
- Paper cutter or scissors (optional).
What’s in the printable PDF file?
The pdf file includes two pages of six 2-piece shape matching puzzles each. Each of the 12 puzzles shows a kid (there are six boys and six girls) holding one of the shapes that can be matched to an image of the shape alone.
Each puzzle has a different line connecting the two pieces, making the puzzles self-correcting.
I’ve included the following shapes: Blue rectangle, green triangle, yellow crescent, hot pink heart, light blue star, orange square, green diamond, brown oval, red octagon, purple circle, yellow hexagon, and turquoise pentagon.
Beyond shapes, you can also work on/talk about colors with these simple puzzles!
I thought it was hilarious that N’s favorite way of playing with these puzzles was for me to line them all up and him pulling them apart, saying “take off, take off, take off” for each one 😉
Like the clip art?
My Shape Matching Clip Cards for Toddlers use the same set.
Are you looking for more printable puzzles? Here are a few others you’ll like!
Printable Digraph Puzzles by This Reading Mama
Free Alphabet Letter Case Puzzles by Totschooling
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