Fun Shapes Activity for Toddlers


Stuck inside with a toddler?! Whether it is not yet warm enough to explore the outdoors for a long period of time or it is a rainy day or you just need something fun and simple indoors to entertain the young kiddos, this Shape Window Play Activity will be a hit!

There are so many ways you could use this shape play on the window activity as a way to sneak in learning skills with your toddler or just give them the materials and step back and watch.

indoor toddler activity shapes on window

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All my kiddos enjoyed this activity to some degree; my 1 year old enjoyed pulling the shapes off the window.  

My 3 year old enjoyed "swiping" the shape or color I called off the window, inspired by the ninja swipe apps you can download on your mobile device.  

My 5 and 8 year old enjoyed making pictures using the foam shapes.  

Indoor Activity for Toddlers

To set up this simple invitation to explore shapes and colors on the window, you'll need:

fun toddler activity shapes on window

 Begin prepping the activity by cutting out various shapes from each foam sheet.  I cut circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles... but you could add semi-circles, ovals, hearts, and stars, too!

Using a paintbrush and water, show your child that you can "paint" the window using the foam shapes.

Either "paint" water on the window, or apply it to the shape and then adhere the shape to the window.  Surprisingly, it should stick!

shapes on window indoor toddler activity

Encourage your child to create a picture using the different foam shapes.

Or perhaps as I mentioned above, call out a color or shape and have your child find it and take it off the window.

For an older child, use this opportunity to practice some addition and subtraction!

Regardless of how you play, it is simple enough for kiddos of all ages to do!

fun toddler learning activity exploring shapes

Have fun playing and learning with your toddler with this indoor shapes activity!  Although, you could also take this activity outside if you have a sliding glass door to your backyard!

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