Inside: These 15 square activities are great for toddlers who are learning their shapes. Excellent at home and in the preschool classroom!
As the school year progresses, we have moved on from teaching our toddlers circles to teaching them squares.
This is where we begin to incorporate counting with our shapes, because we count 4 sides to make sure it’s a square.
Like the circle, squares are everywhere in their everyday lives, so it becomes exciting for them to be able to recognize them.
These 15 activities help toddlers learn about this 4-sided shape at home and in the classroom.
👉 Grab your free squares printable packet towards the bottom of this post!
15 Activities for Teaching Squares to Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Stamping Squares – Grab your blocks for this fun square painting activity.
- Dot Marker Squares – Use do-a-dot markers to practice tracing the outline of a square. (My Life of Travels and Adventures)
- Square Stamping – Stamp geometric cube blocks with paint to create square art. (No Time for Flash Cards)
- Painting Squares – Preschoolers will practice painting each square with different colors to create an artistic masterpiece. (Teach Preschool)
- Square Snacks – For a fun way to learn about squares, have a snack time that consists completely of square shaped snacks. (Mrs Plemon’s Kindergarten)
- Shape Collage – Toddlers will practice their gluing skills by collaging tissue paper squares onto their paper. (Mess for Less)
- Square Sensory Bin – Create a sensory bin consisting of only square objects for preschoolers to explore. (Everyday Chaos and Calm)
- Geoboard Shapes – Practice fine motor skills by creating squares on a geoboard. (Gift of Curiosity)
- Color Sorting – Sort squares onto the tray by color for a color recognition activity. (The Activity Mom)
- Contact Paper Shape Art – Use square pieces of contact paper to paint over and remove to reveal square shapes on the canvas. (Mess for Less)
- Trace and Color – Toddlers will practice tracing the lines of a square and coloring in with this square printable. (Worksheet Fun)
- Cutting Squares – Preschoolers will practice their scissor skills by cutting out the square from this free printable. (SupplyMe)
- Square Monsters – Create cute shape monsters using googley eyes, pompoms, and other materials. (Creative Family Fun)
- Playdough Mat – Toddlers will practice tracing the shape of a square with playdough using these free shape mats. (Free Homeschool Deals)
- Square Name Spelling – Practice literacy skills by spelling out toddler names or other words using square letters. (PBS)
FREE squares printable packet – 5 pages of printables to reinforce the shape of the square:
More shape activities:
Shapes Fine Motor Activities
Now available: Shapes fine motor activities pack. Fun activities that work on building fine motor skills all with a shapes theme!
Prep once and use over and over again.