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Here is the first empty box.
I took out the plastic bag for the cereal and then cut the box so it was one flat piece.
I used the front of the box as the board, and the back piece I have cut out the basic shapes.
I am going to cover the backside of all pieces in some paper then I will cover all in clear shelf liner.
This is the basic level as you can see. After the boys get the concept I will add several more pieces of each shape so they can stack the pieces. Once they master circle and square then I will make other boards with a new shape every few weeks. The extra shapes of circles and squares, as well as all new shapes I will make in the basic colors so we can add learning the colors to this system.
For the record a very young Jen, way back when taught my oldest shapes so he could work the VCR player. I cut stickers in a circle and square shape and I had him push the circle to rewind the VCR and push the square to play. It worked amazing and from that point forward I really enjoyed seeing how much I could teach such wee ones!