Using an easel covered with sticky contact is a wonderful creative tool and canvas that will entice kids to play and learn about shapes.
The Sticky Easel Play Prompt Sorting Shapes activity involves sorting, matching and classifying shape buttons into groups, creating a collection of each different shape button.
You will need contact paper, sticky tape, white boards markers and shapes. I used button shapes that I have here but you could alternatively use cut out foam shapes or thick cardboard or even magnetic shapes if you have them, just about anything that is shapes.
Before apply the sticky contact to the board, I divided the board up into sections, stuck on a different shape inside each section with double sided sticky tape and wrote the name next to it. I then measured up the size of the contact for the easel and cut it to length, followed by peeling away the contact backing paper. I held the smooth side onto the board with the sticky side facing out, sticky taping it to the easel.
- Fine motor
- Hand and eye coordination
- Shape recognition
- Classifying, matching and sorting
- Problem solving and self-correcting
Wipe away and remove all the sorting boxes underneath the sticky contact to open a new opportunity for your child to play freely using the button shapes and sticky easel board. No structure, just playing, discovering and creating with the shapes!
8 thoughts on “Sticky Easel Play Prompt – Sorting Shapes”
Love the sticky easel – what a wonderful way to get children interested in sorting shapes! Love it!
Thanks Deborah! My kids have been playing with it for days.
Great idea! We use contact paper a lot for play but never thought of putting it in an easel! Off to check out more of your easel play prompts!
Thank you!!! My son, 3 y/o, also loved this activity very much! I look forward to sharing this with his preschool co-op. Q: Where did you get the rectangle and octagon big buttons?
Thanks Jenny, I am so gald you found the activity useful! I purchased these buttons from Big W in Australia….good luck! 🙂
Just saw this on your FB page Janice…what a great idea…love it xx