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Shape Matching Game – Quick and Easy DIY Puzzle

shape matching game diy puzzle for kids

This DIY shape matching game is a fun way for kids to learn shapes! Bonus points for making this so you don’t lose the puzzle pieces. The best part about this easy shape activity is that it is fast and simple to make. Keep reading to find out how!

A Shape Matching Game for On-the-Go!

This DIY shape matching game is extra practical because all the puzzle pieces are connected by a string. That means you can keep everything all together and not lose the pieces!

This makes for an easy item you can bring on-the-go whether for just playing in the car or even taking with you on a trip!

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Skills: Early Math

Ages: 2 Years +

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Printable Bundle All About Shapes! 

If your kiddo is learning shapes, you’ll want to check out this printable bundle, All About Shapes! With over 25 pages of activities, it explores a dozen different shapes. From learning to write shapes, to matching shapes, recognizing shapes in real world objects, and making a shape pizza this is just a few of the many unique opportunities to play and learn with shapes!

Watch the video to see how you can turn these worksheets into a reusable busy book!

For more printables check out our entire collection!

Printable Bundle All About Shapes! 

If your kiddo is learning shapes, you’ll want to check out this printable bundle, All About Shapes! With over 25 pages of activities, it explores a dozen different shapes. From learning to write shapes, to matching shapes, recognizing shapes in real world objects, and making a shape pizza this is just a few of the many unique opportunities to play and learn with shapes!

Watch the video to see how you can turn these worksheets into a reusable busy book!

For more printables check out our entire collection!

shape matching game diy puzzle for kids

How to Make This Shape Matching Game

This shape matching game is really such a fast, affordable, and easy way to create a fun learning activity you can do at home or beyond. Yay for reusing cardboard for playful learning!

If you need help drawing the shapes, you can always trace real life objects!

By adding velcro stickers ,the shapes are able to hold firmly in place so your kiddo can move onto matching the next shape!

Plus, don’t forget to add the shapes to a string! This is the perfect way to ensure that the kids don’t lose any of the shapes in the process. This means that you’ll never have to worry about losing a piece of the puzzle, and have the flexibility of taking this game on the road!

 

Materials 

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Cut out shapes from a piece of cardboard.

Step 2

Color the shapes – a fun, bonus, art activity for kids!

Step 3

Trace the shapes on a sheet of cardboard – this will be your puzzle board.

Step 4

Stick down velcro stickers on the board and on each puzzle piece.

Step 5

Attach the shapes to a string so that they don’t get lost.

Step 6

Let the kids have a blast matching the shapes. 

Step 1

Cut out shapes from a piece of cardboard.

Step 2

Color the shapes – a fun, bonus, art activity for kids!

Step 3

Trace the shapes on a sheet of cardboard – this will be your puzzle board.

Step 4

Stick down velcro stickers on the board and on each puzzle piece.

Step 5

Attach the shapes to a string so that they don’t get lost.

Step 6

Let the kids have a blast matching the shapes. 

The Educational Benefits of This Shape Matching Game

There are so many great ways to use this shape puzzle as a learning activity. The kids will not only be able to learn about their shapes, but they can also use this to work on their color skills and hand-eye coordination as well. 

One way to really build language development about shapes is to talk about them with your kiddo! Ask them which shape they are matching. If they don’t know the name, say it and have them repeat you!

shape matching game diy puzzle for kids
shape matching game diy puzzle for kids

The Educational Benefits of This Shape Matching Game

There are so many great ways to use this shape puzzle as a learning activity. The kids will not only be able to learn about their shapes, but they can also use this to work on their color skills and hand-eye coordination as well. 

One way to really build language development about shapes is to talk about them with your kiddo! Ask them which shape they are matching. If they don’t know the name, say it and have them repeat you!

More Ways to Explore Shapes

Here are my top picks for shape puzzles and toys!

Wooden Block Shape Train

This wooden stacking train is a fun way to combine block play, shape learning, and building! This set comes with the train car and 15 blocks.

Nesting Wooden Shapes Puzzle

This puzzle is perfect for kids as young as 2 years old. The shapes match and nest in each other with vibrant colors.

Wooden Shape Puzzle

This wooden puzzle includes 18 shape pieces a cotton bag. I love that it features so many types of shapes!

Shape Sorting Truck

This versatile shape sorting tooy includes 15 shapes and a laser engraved pull-a-long truck!

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