Quick and Easy Toddler Time!
TIME, TIME, TIME! I think most people would agree that we live in a very busy world these days. From work, to shopping/errands, to taking care of our kids, to doing any and everything on phones lol? Unfortunately I’m often out and get the crazy feeling that many are spending more and more time on our phones these days and less devoted, quality time with our loved ones.
One of the largest complaints I hear from moms, dads, and caregivers literally across the nation is that there is not enough time in the day to devote to being creative with the kids on a day to day basis. Just too many things to do. (Not a great excuse to not be creative with our kids BTW but trust me I’ve been there and it can be a true reality)
So today I set out to do something very simple and creative with my son, in a very short amount of time, using materials that I already had in the house. Toddler shape activities is always something I’m interested in because its a great learning activity but also fun! So take a look at how we did this toddler project quick and easy!
Materials (Time: Just a few minutes)
- Grab a marker, pen, crayon, or whatever you like.
- Next grab some construction paper or maybe an old poster board or cardboard you have laying around. It doesn’t have to be big, just big enough to to outline shapes.
- Next, go through your toddlers toys and find anything that has a shape. Here’s the beauty, they don’t have to match! That’s it!
The How (Time: Less than 5 min)
- Now this step is open for interpretation 🙂 I used a marker to write “SHAPE MATCH” on top of the old poster board I found. This step is not necessary, but my son happens to be going through a sight word phase.
- Next I used that same marker to outline his shapes. Now my son was beside me while I was doing this. He was stepping on the board, trying to take my marker, making me mess up the lines, etc. LOL. But that’s OKAY!! It doesn’t have to be perfect and my toddler was already getting excited. This step still only took me a few minutes even with the interference.
- Let your toddler have at it! Whether you want to help them or if he or she already knows the basics, it will definitely be a fun activity that you can take out from time to time.
Have you tried a shape match activity with your toddler? If so let me know below!