Inside: This shape recognition printable activity is a fun way to work on shapes while also building fine motor skills and matching colors.
We love using pom poms in our toddler and preschool classroom for much more than just art.
Young children love the way they feel and small hands can hold them easily.
This shape recognition activity involves picking up and transferring the pom poms to 4 different shapes. Add even more of a challenge to this activity if the color pages are used!
Free Shape Recognition Printable Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers
What you will need:
- Pom pom shapes and colors printable (scroll down to find free download)
- Pom poms (if you are using the color pages, you will need yellow, green, blue, and red)
The printable packet includes:
- Circle (color and b/w)
- Square (color and b/w)
- Triangle (color and b/w)
- Rectangle (color and b/w)
How to Play
Simple black and white activity:
This is the simplest method and works well with toddlers.
Simply place your choice of pom poms in a bowl and choose 1 of the black and white shape pages.
Show your toddler how to pick up a pom pom with the fingers and transfer to the page, placing it on top of one of the pom pom outlines.
Fill each outline with a pom pom.
Color sorting and matching activity:
This method has the added challenge of matching the pom poms in the container to the colors on the printable page.
Show your preschooler how to pick up a red pom pom and place it on the red pom pom that is on the printable.
Continue to do this with the rest of the colors.
Adding more fine motor:
Add bug tongs or tweezers to the activity.
Instruct your preschooler to use the bug tongs or tweezers to transfer the pom poms from the bowl to the printable page.
This pom pom shape activity can be used:
- as a tray activity at the table during centers time or at home
- during small groups in the classroom
Free Pom Pom Shapes Activity Printable
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