Monday, May 21, 2012

Toddler Busy Bag: Ghost Shape Sort

Ghost Shape Sort

What You Will Need:
1. Download and print activity sheet
2. Rectangular plastic container
3. Cardboard (reuse a cereal box)
4. Scissors
5. Glue stick
6. Packaging Tape
7. Box cutter or craft knife
8. Three Ghost Friends: Learn About Shapes e-book

Download the activity sheet
1. Download and print activity sheet
2. Cut out ghost shapes.
3. Glue ghost shapes on a piece of cardboard. (Reuse a cereal box)
4. Cut out ghost shapes.
5. Tape the shapes game board on the lid of the plastic container.
6. Use a box cutter to cut out the inside of each shape.
7. Place lid back on container.
8. Child will place ghost shape through correct shape hole.

Glue ghost shapes onto a cereal box.
Cut out the ghost shapes.
Use packaging tape to adhere the game board to the lid of the plastic container. 
Use a box cutter to cut through the plastic and paper.  Make sure you cut out the inside of the shape to leave the black shape outline.
Add tape along the inside edges of each shape to make sure the paper doesn't tear.
This is a completed container.
Initially, I used foam to cut out the shapes, but I wasn't happy with my ability to cut circles and ovals. Therefore, I made the printable activity sheet.
This activity was perfect for my almost two year old son. 
His favorite part was dumping out the shapes to do it again!


This activity was designed to be used along with Three Ghost Friends: Learn About Shapes.

Three Ghost Friends: Learn About Shapes Trailer!

Check out the other Three Ghost Friends e-books!

What are toddler busy bags?  They are quick activities that can be pulled out when a parent needs a few minutes to keep their toddler busy -- make lunch, go to the bathroom, talk on the phone, or check Pinterest! Keep all the materials in a bag so that they can be set up in a moment's notice or taken with you as a portable activity.

The toddler busy bag activities available at this website go along with the Three Ghost Friends e-books! Even if you do not have an iPad or iPhone your toddler could still benefit from the activities.  Please use them (and tell a friend who has an iPad or iPhone that you heard about these great e-books for young readers)!

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This activity was linked up at LivingMontessori Now