This shapes hunt and color I spy bin was enjoyed by my preschooler and my toddler. My son loved hunting for rainbow shapes and my daughter loved shaking the bin.
This I spy container is easy to put together. You can even modify it a bit if you don’t have all the supplies I did.
Materials Need to Make the Rainbow Shapes I Spy Bin
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Container with lid
Colorful shape buttons – I got mine at the craft store for a couple of dollars. You could even draw some on construction paper and cut them out
Crayons – I love these Crayon Rocks because they force him to use a better grip
How to Make the Shapes I Spy Bin
1. Trace all of the shapes on a sheet of paper
2. Add the pom poms and shapes to the container and close it.
Shapes Hunt and Color Fun with an I Spy Bin
I invite Evan to shake the container around and search for the shapes hidden inside. I explained to him that when he finds a shape, he should identify the color of the shape, locate it on the paper and then color it the correct color.
He repeated this process over and over until all of the shapes were located and colored on the paper.
He really enjoyed this activity. He was really excited when he found shapes. The addition of coloring the shapes he found really added to his enjoyment.
My 1.5 year-old daughter also enjoyed shaking it around and looking inside.
While doing this activity, Evan practiced observation skills, critical thinking skills, shape identification, color identification and correct pencil grip.
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