- foam shapes (I found a large bucket at Wal-mart for about $5)
- tacky glue (I like Aleene’s…her glues are great)
- Shape Matching Grids printed on cardstock
- laminator (optional)
- jewelry bags (optional)
- gallon sized Ziploc bag
1. Decide how many grids you want to use. Print and laminate, if desired. (I chose three grids).
2. You need to choose 4 large shapes and 4 small shapes AND find duplicates of those shapes for EACH grid. Since I used 3 grids, I needed 48 shapes total. The duplicate shapes should be identical (same size, same color).
3. Make your shapes by gluing a small shape on top of a large one. Glue the stacked shape to the TOP of the grid (you need four sets for each grid). Set the duplicate pair aside (do NOT mount the small shape to the large shape on the spare pair).
4. This is optional, but I put the dupliate shapes (8 per bag) into small jewelry bags. This made the activity much easier for Simon. I gave him one jewelry bag of shapes and one grid at a time. Later, when he needs more of a challenge, I will let all the shapes loose in the big ziploc bag.
5. Put all the items in a gallon size ziploc bag. Use packing tape over the label to secure it to the bag.
I named this one Double Trouble because it requires some serious discrimination skills. Simon had to first determine which shape was on the bottom then he had to FIND it and place it. He repeated the process for the top shape. He told me at one point, “Mom, this is too hard.” But it wasn’t. At the end he wanted MORE (of course) and was very proud to see that he completed all three grids.
Tomorrow I will share another Preschool Activity Bag- Five Fabulous Frogs!
Looking for more ideas? You can find all of my Preschool Activity Bag ideas here on the blog, and you can also check out my Pinterest Board.