In this tot school we will be exploring activities using square shapes.
Most toddlers recognize shapes early on so you may get a lot of enthusiasm with these activities. They are simple and fun, and many of them will require just a plain sheet of paper and some creativity.
Also, make sure you grab the free square themed printable worksheet to help you prepare the activities.
Square Materials Used
Here is a summary of everything we have used in the tot trays in this post.
You probably have a lot of square objects laying around the house that can be used in the activities, or sensory bins so feel free to substitute the materials for what you have on hand.
If you don’t have the time to put together your own tot school activities yourself you can get activity boxes sent to you each month with a variety of learning activities that are suitable for toddlers.
We recommend the following for each age group:
Check out the full list of STEM activity boxes here.
Square Tot School Ideas
1. Square Coloring
This is a quick and easy activity that you can repeat over and over again with almost no preparation, and no close supervision required.
All you need is to print off the included worksheet above and lay out on the tray or table. Then using crayons or colored markers your toddler can practice coloring in the square shapes any way they like.
Depending on their current level you can challenge them to color within the lines, or their use of colors.
- Square printout
2. Square Stickers
Square stickers can be a bit tricky to come across so we have just used some post-it sticky notes. They are a bit bland though so we recommend the colored variety.
You can then pre-cut the sticky notes into smaller pieces to make little sticky squares.
An alternative is to take your regular circle stickers and just cut down the sheet to square up the edges.
The intention is to fit the sticker within the square shapes on the worksheet. This is a great way to build that familiarity with the shape through repetition.
- Blank paper
- Square stickers
3. Play-doh Squares
You have plenty of options with this layered square printout.
You can alternate the color of the play-doh and set it out like a picture frame, and draw or color in the center. Or you can layer the colors all the way to the middle of the square with a big thick layer of play-doh.
This one can get a little messy, but that’s half the fun. All while trying to match the big and smaller square shapes.
- Free printable square template
For More Tot Schools
Also check out the following posts for more tot school themes are activities that you can do with your toddler:
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