5 New Ways To Use : Geometric Stacker

Written by Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador Allison McDonald

This educational post of geometric stacker activities is brought to you by Melissa & Doug , written by our Blog Ambassador Allison McDonald. “Everyday play is what childhood should be about.”

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.

Geometric Stacker Ideas - Toddler Toy

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.

Geometric Stacker Pieces - geometric stacker activities

  1. Sort the pieces by shape.Geometric Stacker 3 groups - geometric stacker activities
  2. Sort the pieces by color.Geometric Stacker Color Groups - geometric stacker activities
  3. Place the pieces in size order.Geometric Stacker Circle of Pieces - geometric stacker activities
  4. Make a Rainbow.Geometric Stacker Rainbow - geometric stacker activities
  5. Go topsy turvy and place the pieces on the holder, from smallest to largest. Geoetric Stacker Upside Down - geometric stacker activities

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!


  1. Love these ideas. We just got the geometric stacker a few weeks ago, so I will try some of these ideas.

  2. Make patterns!

  3. Thanks so much! I pinned this to my toddler activities board and when I ran out of ideas of what to do I came back to your post and we had a great time using our geostacker in new ways!