Prep: 10 Minutes / Activity Time: 4-5 Minutes

Playing with shapes prepares your baby for future letter learning. Discovering and exploring curves, lines, sticks and corners will pave the way for eventually recognizing and remembering letter shapes.

  • sponges
  • shoebox

Step 1:  Cut the sponges into large circles, squares and triangles.  Create a shape sorter game by cutting three openings in the top of a shoe box to match the three sponge shapes.  

Step 2:  Talk about shapes as you play together. Is the shape round or straight? Is it smooth or pointy? Let your baby hold, touch and feel the shapes.  

Step 3:  Show your baby how to match the shapes to the correct opening. Give your baby time to explore and play with the shapes.