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Geometric Stackers were always classroom favorites while I was teaching preschool. They offer so many ways to teach children in one simple toy. Now that I am a mom I appreciate this even more because with limited budgets and space having one toy that goes so far is ideal.
The obvious way to use a geometric stacker is to simply deconstruct it and place the shapes back on the holder biggest to smallest. But with a little creative thinking you can make the learning go so much farther. Here are 5 new ways to teach sorting with this classic toy. First you’ll want to make one big pile of the shapes pieces.
- Sort the pieces by shape.
- Sort the pieces by color.
- Place the pieces in size order.
- Make a Rainbow.
- Go topsy turvy and place the pieces on the holder, from smallest to largest.
Can you think of any other ways to sort the pieces? Share your own ideas for geometric stacker activities in the comments section below. We’d love to hear your ideas for creative ways to learn using this classic learning toy!