Sorting Blocks by Shape and Color

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Veronika received a set of foam blocks over the holidays that came with picture patterns to follow and fill in. The activity is still advanced for her at age 2, but today we found other ways she can play with the set!

First, we divided the foam pieces into big piles by color.

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I started the piles so she would understand what we were up to, and then she was a happy helper.

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Sorting these foam pieces by shape was harder because they come in so many different varieties. When I saw that she seemed confused, I winnowed our piles down to a manageable amount, including squares, triangles,  semi-circles, diamonds, and circles.

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Now she could help sort by shape!

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It was fun to make a big pile of each kind. Your child might even want to make designs or patterns, once the sorting is through.

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If you don’t have foam pieces like this, you could easily do this game with blocks that come in a variety of colors and shapes.

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