Here is a toddler activity that cost only $2 to make. I purchased the foam shapes and the ice cube tray from the dollar store. What I love about this activity is that my son has the challenge to make pairs by matching the correct shape AND the correct color together. I used some of the same shapes but with different colors. He enjoyed finding the matches and placing them into the tray spots beside each other. So fun!
Activity set up for younger children
Here is my son in action:
So proud...This is how he reacted when he found a match: