Shape sorters are a great way to improve a child’s finger dexterity and fine motor skills. It also helps children develop problem-solving skills and learn their shapes and colours.
To make a shape sorter, you’ll need:
l Cardboard box or 2l ice cream container
l Enamel paint in different colours
l Turpentine (for cleaning brushes)
l Paint brush
l Craft knife
Take the lid off the container and use a craft knife to cut different shapes out of it: a circle, square, triangle, rectangle and diamond. Paint the container and the lid in a bright colour and allow to dry. Paint the cut-out shapes in different colours. Alternatively, use the cut-out as a template to cut shapes out of thicker cardboard and paint in different colours. When everything is dry, pop the lid back on and let the shape-sorting begin.