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Toddler Learning Sticks – Shapes, Numbers, & Colors

A little while back we posted some Quick Prep Activities. We had created fun picture puzzles to put on your fridge. While my son (7) still loves those they were a little hard for my daughter (2) to create. She loved the idea of it. Still played with the stick magnets, but I had to help a lot when it came to completing the photo. I went back to the drawing board to make something that she could really enjoy. Which resulted in these fun toddler learning sticks!Create these fun learning sticks to teach numbers, shapes, and colors. Perfect for a quick toddler activity.

Now, these definitely evolved. I started with shapes. Then added the numbers. This worked well, then when V was pointing out the colors I realized I could make that work too. I made a few changes and there we had it. The colors worked with the number of pieces used!

Let’s back up a bit…

What You Need to Make Your Toddler Learning Sticks:

  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Magnets
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Tape

 

Making Your Toddler Learning Sticks:

Start by gluing the magnet to the back of your popsicle sticks.Create these fun learning sticks to teach numbers, shapes, and colors. Perfect for a quick toddler activity.

I prefer hot glue because it dries fast. Any glue will do as long as you give it ample time to dry.

Try to have some magnet close to the top and bottom of your sticks. That way they don’t pop off your fridge when your little ones touch the numbers and letters.

Next using a piece of tape to hold the sticks together draw on your shapes, numbers, & colors.Create these fun learning sticks to teach numbers, shapes, and colors. Perfect for a quick toddler activity.

These are the combinations I came up with.

red-1,2,3-Square     blue-1,2,3,4-Circle     green-1,2,3,4,5-TriangleCreate these fun learning sticks to teach numbers, shapes, and colors. Perfect for a quick toddler activity.

She Loved putting these together over and over.Create these fun learning sticks to teach numbers, shapes, and colors. Perfect for a quick toddler activity. They are perfect because while I am cooking she is playing in my sight, and she’s learning at the same time!Create these fun learning sticks to teach numbers, shapes, and colors. Perfect for a quick toddler activity. Every time she finished we count the numbers, named the shapes, and colors.
Create these fun learning sticks to teach numbers, shapes, and colors. Perfect for a quick toddler activity.

I just love when they learn through play.


If your kiddo is too old for these learning sticks check out this post where we used pictures!

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Stephanie

Monday 22nd of February 2016

I would love to put this to use for teaching C to spell basic words. Thanks for the idea!

Susie

Thursday 25th of February 2016

That is a great option!!

Stefanie / The Monarch Mommy

Saturday 20th of February 2016

This is such a great idea! I'm going to make these up for my son!

Kristin @ MOMentous Moms

Thursday 18th of February 2016

Very cute, simple activity that would keep my daughter occupied for at least an hour. I love that you really achieved three activities in one.

Susie

Saturday 20th of February 2016

It really keeps them busy, and they can come back to them again and again.

Shann Eva

Thursday 18th of February 2016

These are great. We have a ton of popsicle sticks in our craft drawer, so this will be a good one to do for the twins. Thanks for the idea!

Kimberly Cox

Wednesday 17th of February 2016

This really is a fun activity. I think I might have to make these for my girls :)