- Household objects
- Pencil, pen, or marker
- Clear contact paper
- Box or bag
- Gather several common household objects, such as a spoon, cookie cutter, or key (something with a recognizable shape).
- Place each object on a separate piece of paper and trace around it.
- Cover the sheets of paper with clear contact paper.
- Put all the objects inside a box or bag and spread the pages with the outlined shapes on the table or floor.
- Have your child remove an object from the box or bag and match it to its outline.
- Store the objects and their outlines in a shoebox or diaper- wipe container when not in use.
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Copyright 1999 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Toddler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.
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