There are so many simple ways to help your little ones learn at home. I love this glue and stick the missing parts shape puzzle activity since you can put it together in just a few minutes using supplies you’re bound to have available.

I came across this simple educational activity on Instagram, and Hanifah kindly let me share it with you after she made this with her 27 month old daughter.

Lets glue and stick the missing parts. Simple educational activity to do with kids - easy to put together

To put together this activity, all you’ll need is:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Coloured paper

Hanifah has cut each shape into two pieces to make a simple puzzle for her daughter to solve. It’s a fun way to think about how pieces fit together to make a whole, and to learn the names of the common 2d shapes. You could also get some colouring learning in here if you make each piece in different colours.

Let's glue and stick the missing shapes. Simple educational idea for kids to learn about 2d shapes

Her daughter did a great job with matching up all the shapes!

cutting and sticking parts to make shapes. Educational activity for toddlers and preschoolers

To extend the activity for older children, try with more pieces to make up each shape, or relate it to fractions and get the kids to label up the fraction sizes of each piece.

To make the activity reusable, you could try making the pieces out of foam and sticking them onto the window with water.

More Shape Learning

Building 2D & 3D Shapes with Craft Sticks

Toddler Art with Shapes

Introducing Geometric Shapes

Fraction Learning

Fun Ways To Learn About Fractions

10 More Fun Ways to Learn About Fractions

Follow our Educational Activities board on Pinterest for even more early learning ideas

Follow Anna – In The Playroom’s board Activities – Educational on Pinterest.

And if you have an idea that you’d like to be featured on In The Playroom, please let me know!