Shape Art Activity for Kids

This is a simple art project for kids that let’s them use their creativity while also learning about shapes and colors. This is a great one for young toddlers and preschoolers. Both my 1 and 4 year old love it!

Shape activity for toddlers

 For this project you’ll need:

We decided on 4 different shapes to use but you can use any many as you would like.

We chose a circle, square, triangle, and a star. I took a separate piece of paper for each shape and wrote the name and then drew the shape at the top.

Shape art activity for toddlers

I then let her dip her shapes in paint and match the correct shape to each paper.

Shape art activity for toddlers

 Shape art activity for toddlers


I asked her what each shape was as she made an imprint. She knew what a star and circle were previously but a square and triangle were new to her.

To expand vocabulary and the understanding of shapes, I described what each shape looks like and what characteristics they have in common, or don’t have in common, with other shapes. For instance we talked about how circles have no corners but how squares have 4 corners.

Shape art activity for toddlers


Shape art activity for toddlers

Shape art activity for toddlers

For more learning you could have them make patterns- this is a great pre-math skill.

Next we took a large paper and she made a shape collage.

Shape art activity for toddlers

This is one of those simple activities that is so easy to put through together but are still fun and educational. It is a great activity to teach toddlers about shapes and colors.

You might also like Dinosaur Shape Art and Color Scavenger Hunt

color scavenger hunt


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