Shape Fridge-magnets

20 Feb
Children are like sponges so it’s always good to teach them about colors and shapes when they are still toddlers. They grasp information faster. I have wanted to do a shape activity with my daughter for a long time. Finally got the chance and made these shape fridge-magnets for her. Now she plays with them whenever she is in the kitchen while I’m cooking. Keeps her busy!

Children are like sponges so it’s always good to teach them about colors and shapes when they are still toddlers. They grasp information faster. I have wanted to do a shape activity with my daughter for a long time. Finally got the chance and made these shape fridge-magnets for her. Now she plays with them whenever she is in the kitchen with me, while I’m cooking. Keeps her busy!

Things required for ‘Shape fridge-magnets’ activity are: Different color felt paper stickers, magnet sheets, pencil and scissors. I use a steel tray to store the magnets when my daughter isn’t playing with them.

Things required for ‘Shape fridge-magnets’ activity are: Different color felt paper stickers, magnet sheets, pencil and scissors. I use a steel tray to store the magnets when my daughter isn’t playing with them.

Start by drawing shapes on the felt papers. I drew a rectangle, a triangle, a square, a circle, a heart, a pentagon, an octagon, a trapezoid, a diamond, an oval and a semi circle.

Start by drawing shapes on the felt papers. I drew a rectangle, a triangle, a square, a circle, a heart, a pentagon, an octagon, a trapezoid, a diamond, an oval and a semi-circle.

Once drawn, cut them out.

Once drawn, cut them out.

Peel off the backing from the felt papers and stick them on the magnet sheets with the magnetic part facing down.

Peel off the backing from the felt papers and stick them on the magnet sheets with the magnetic part facing down.

Cut them out one last time and your shape fridge-magnets are reay! Let the fun begin.

Cut them out one last time and your shape fridge-magnets are ready! Let the fun begin.

My daughter was super excited to see all these shapes sticking to the tray and then not falling down when she turned the tray upside down. We then played for some time near the fridge.

My daughter was super excited to see all these shapes sticking to the tray and then staying that way when she turned the tray upside down. We, then, played near the fridge for some time.

This activity teaches toddlers and preschoolers different shapes and colors. It also helps them develop fine motor skills, concentration, focus and patience. It allows them to have fun, experimenting with magnetic surfaces and offers an opportunity for them to understand basic science that they will use throughout their school years.

This activity teaches toddlers and preschoolers different shapes and colors. It also helps them develop fine motor skills, concentration, focus and patience. It allows them to have fun, experimenting with magnetic surfaces and offers an opportunity for them to understand basic science that they will use throughout their school years.

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

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