We’ve been spending quite some time on learning our colours in my home. Mr. Toddler hasn’t been too interested in them, and definitely prefers works that focus on math or letter recognition.
I have been trying to ‘trick’ him into learning his colours though with some fun activities that I put together with supplies we already have on hand! Here are three easy colour activities for toddlers that you can put together at home! Mr. Toddler had a lot of fun, and learned several new words with these simple works!
Color Activities for Toddlers
Colour exploration basket
There isn’t much explanation necessary here. I simply gathered several items in both red and blue that we already had on hand, and asked Mr. Toddler to sort them onto the blue and red felt mats I had provided. We did this several times and it proved to be a very effective way to teach him the difference.
Psst! How do you like the heart detail in the tray? I had received a birthday gift in this it, and thought it would make a perfect tot school tray! I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to re-purpose items, especially such cute ones!
Coloured popsicle stick and mini clothespin matching
For this work, I simply wrote the colours on each of the popsicle sticks and asked Mr. Toddler to match the mini clothespins to them. Another idea would be to match the popsicle sticks to each other.
This work was actually quite challenging for Mr. Toddler. We haven’t solidified all of these colours yet, but the real difficulty came in maneuvering these clothes pins! He was very determined though and kept practicing until he could get them to stay, but those little things really aren’t that easy to use! I was quite proud of him!
DIY foam paper colour matching book
This was another easy activity to set up! I cut out two sets of rectangles from foam paper in assorted colours and patterns (animal patterns as Mr. Toddler is obsessed with animals). Then, I took some cardboard from our paper recyclables and glued one set of foam paper on there. Mr. Toddler had to match the loose rectangles to those attached to the cardboard.
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