This set of clip cards is a definite must-try activity for all toddlers and preschoolers! Practicing shape identification and matching is so much fun with this set of Smiley Shape Match Clip Cards! This activity is set up for young children to succeed at matching shapes while gaining confidence and strengthening fine motor skills. Children can use simple visual discrimination to match the smiley shape friend with the correct shape. Print this simple set of free printable clip cards (NOW INCLUDES 12 SHAPES!) as a busy bag activity at home or a low prep independent learning center in the classroom!
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Smiley Shape Matching Clip Cards
The set of shape clip cards includes 12 super cute smiling shapes. It has been updated (June 2016) with the sought after heart shape clip card! Each clip card includes 3 shape choices to choose from. Your little learner needs to match the smiley friend with the correct choice on the side.
The activity is easy to set up! Simply print the cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and laminate (I use my laminator at home ALL the time!). Add clear pebbles, buttons, or clothespins depending on your preference or your child’s fine motor abilities. Clothespins may be frustrating for a young toddler who cannot open them easily, but who still can match the shapes correctly. There are lots of options that can be used!
No matter what material is used to mark the correct shape when matching, fine motor skills are being strengthened. When little learners pick up small objects or open and close the clothespins, their fingers are working hard and developing the muscles needed for writing!
Preschool printables are one of our favorite ways to introduce fun learning games! Add the correct number of seeds to our watermelon counting cards. Or count and clip the number of butterflies that are in the jars.
Fun books that are all about shapes!
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Now it’s time to play. Grab your own set of shape match clip cards!