The theme for this month’s Bostik Bloggers craft project is robots.
There were so many possibilities of crafts we could make with this theme, but in the end I decided to make a robot shape and colour match game.
It’s perfect for young children learning their colours and shapes, and is great to use in a busy bag to keep them entertained while you’re out and about.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Robot picture template. Click here to download.
- Coloured card
- Glue/glue dots
- Stickers and embellishments (optional)
Making the game is really easy, here’s what you need to do.
Download the robot pictures and print them out.
If you’d rather you can make your own designs and print them out, or draw them by hand.
There are 2 robots per A4 sheet, so once printed cut the sheet in half so each robot is on it’s own A5 size piece of paper.
For the red robot, cut a piece of red card to A5 size and stick the red robot picture to it. This makes the game sturdier and reinforces the colour learning.
Do the same with all the other colours.
Now your robot cards are ready you can decorate them with stickers and embellishments if you want.
We kept ours simple and decorated them with a few dots of brightly coloured glitter glue to look like little lights.
Next you need to cut out the shapes.
For the red robot, cut out 2 semicircles, 2 circles, a triangle and 2 squares the right size to fit over the shapes in the picture.
Repeat for all the other colours.
The aim of the game is to match up the shape pieces, in the right colours, to the shapes on the robot cards.
Mix all the shape pieces together and pick a robot card to complete. Then sort through the shape pieces to find the ones that match the card you’ve chosen.
When you play this alongside your child you can talk to them about the names of the colours and the shapes.
You could have a race to see who can find the colours and shapes for their robot first.
They can also play independently, simply finding the right pieces and matching them to the ones on the boards. It’ll hopefully be enough to keep them entertained for a bit while you’re out and about or if you need a few quiet minutes at home.
If you wanted to take this a step further you could turn it into a game using a dice.
You could make a dice with the colours on, and one with the shapes on and take turns to roll them and try to be the first to complete a board. Or you could just use a normal dice and assign the colours and shapes to numbers.
This would be good for slightly older children, as you can write the numbers, shapes and colours in a list and the children can then practice their reading each time they roll the dice.
However you decide to play, just have fun!
Disclaimer: I was provided with craft items for the purposes of this post, but all ideas, words and photos are my own.