Learning Shape Words


Parker knows his colors.  He knows his shapes.  What we’re working on now is learning shape words.  I decided to put together an activity that would review shapes and colors with learning shape words.


foam color word shapes

Nothing fancy here.  Just some foam shapes with their color words printed on them.

Next I traced the shapes on a large piece of art paper.  I printed the color words on the paper too and added a piece of double sided sticky tape.  See?  Easy.

learning color words activity

The idea was to match the foam shape to a it’s place on the paper.

activity for young children to learn shape words


How to teach shape words.

A little boy with Down syndrome learning shape words

Hard at work!

A little boy with Down syndrome.  www.prayingforparker.com

This isn’t the best picture.  But it’s the first picture that I’ve been able to get that captures what a Snaggle Tooth our Brave Hero is these days!  Look!  Those two top teeth have made their way to the Tooth Fairy!

It would be super easy to adapt this activity to color words, number words or alphabet letters.  If you try it out, be sure to come back and let me know how it went!

About Tammy and Parker

Special Needs Blogger, and homeschooling Mom, heavily involved in advocacy for all kids with special needs in Utah.


  1. oh i think he rocks the snaggle tooth look!!!!!! so dang cute!!!!

  2. Claire says:

    I have found a computer game that might be useful for shape learning. It is very simple, but it is fun too http://www.northerngrid.org/content/senswitcher/index.htm

  3. What is the tooth fairy paying these days? What a cutie patootie! Looks like he’s doing a great job with the work too

  4. Wonderful idea and an easy activity to create — Parker seems to like it, too!

  5. I love this post! I’d love for you to come link it up at my Share and Tell linky! This is such an awesome idea, and many of my readers are homeschooling moms!

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