Monday, September 17, 2012

Toddler Activities: Learning Placemats

By Tiffany Rudd
Anniston is at such a fun age! I love to communicate and interact with her and see how much she absorbs and repeats. The only problem is, it's hard to get her to sit still long enough to learn anything. The only time she really slows down is when there is food involved. :) So, for the past few weeks I've been using placemats during her lunch and snack time to practice shapes and colors with her. She loves to point to a shape and have me tell her it's color and name. She tries to repeat all the names and can already point out and name circles all by herself. Her favorite to repeat is "purple circle." I wish you could hear it. 

Cutest. Thing. Ever.
If you'd like to try this learning activity with your toddler, all you need to do is print off the learning placemats below. The printable includes circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles in all different colors. I just slip the one I am using that day inside a plastic page protector so it is easy to wipe off when we are done. 

Just wait until you hear your toddler try to say "purple circle." I'm telling you, it makes my day every time. :)

Print these learning placemats HERE.

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  1. I love your placemat idea!!Thanks for the printable...i am featuring this activity on my Weekly Kid's co-op post this week....loving your blog too x

  2. I love this activity but I cannot download the temple. I need help.


    1. Jany, I'm so sorry you are having a hard time with the printable! If you send me an email to I would be more than happy to email you the pdf.

  3. Take your time! I'm not usually someone who pins a lot, but it definitely pays off for this one.

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