Paper shapes are a great way to keep your toddler busy while learning their colors and shapes! These take a bit of time to make, but once you are finished they last for a long time.
They are very simple to make, just cut shapes out of construction paper. If you are a scrapbooker I’m sure you have lots of tools that make shape cutting very easy.
Cora plays with the shapes while I sit close by working with the other children. My older kids love helping Cora identify shapes and colors. We’ve only used them a few times with Cora and she already knows most of the colors and all her shapes.
You can also have your toddler sort by color, shape, or even make patterns.
Bigger kids can use these shapes to create works of art. A large piece of felt is a great background for construction paper shape art. We reuse our shapes over and over, but you could have your kids glue them in different designs on a piece of paper.
I store my shapes in a manilla envelope.