Object Matchup - FamilyEducation

Object Matchup

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

Challenge your toddler to match an object with its traced outline in this fun activity.


  • Paper
  • Household objects
  • Pencil, pen, or marker
  • Clear contact paper
  • Scissors
  • Box or bag


  1. Gather several common household objects, such as a spoon, cookie cutter, or key (something with a recognizable shape).
  2. Place each object on a separate piece of paper and trace around it.
  3. Cover the sheets of paper with clear contact paper.
  4. Put all the objects inside a box or bag and spread the pages with the outlined shapes on the table or floor.
  5. Have your child remove an object from the box or bag and match it to its outline.
  6. Store the objects and their outlines in a shoebox or diaper- wipe container when not in use.