Tub of Construction Paper Shapes

Construction paper shapes are inexpensive and easy to make even if you don’t have access to a die-cut machine.  Just take a few sheets of construction paper (or card stock if you prefer) and cut away.  Quickly you will notice that you have quite a pile of triangles, rectangles, squares, and other interesting shapes.  Put said “confetti” in a large bowl or tub and let your toddler scoop, sort, and squish away.  As with all of our “tub of” activities, I also give little one spoons, cups, and a small bowl or two to use.  After some initial discovery time, feel free to take this activity a step deeper and discuss the various shapes and colors in the tub but make sure that toddler is leading the way.