Color Sorting: Activities for Toddlers
Hey yawl! I’m really happy to share with you something that my toddler and I have been playing with. She has been working really hard on learning her colors. She kind of knew them but she didn’t really know them. This little toy that I made for my toddler has been so much fun for her. You can find this post and more on the Activities for Toddlers page.
I made this little Color Sorting container using an old ice cream tub and bottle caps. Yup! That’s about it and it was really simple to make. Want to learn how? Don’t worry about answering because I’m going to show you anyway.
Grab these things:
- Container with lid (make sure that it’s big enough to fit at the least 3 bottle caps)
- Bottle caps (we used green, blue, yellow, white, and clear with red stickers attached)
- Whatever you want to use to decorate the container
- A good sharp tool (I used a razor blade)
- Mark out the places for the bottle caps
- Cut out the slots for the bottle caps
- Decorate your container
- Mark the slots with the intended colors for the caps
- Present it to your toddler
How I presented this to my toddler was that I left it on the table with all the bottle caps inside for her to play with at her will. I hardly ever give instructions with toys and open play. I like to see where they go with what I give because their idea may be way better than anything that I came up with.
When my toddler first seen it she played with the open slots. She then moved on to shaking it and listening to the sound that the container made with the bottle caps inside. After all the shaking she actually opened it and poured out all the bottle caps. She closed it back up and then started to match the colored caps to the colored slots.
This was a fun activity to watch her play with. I have watched her take colored straws and drop them in the right colored slots, and buttons, beads, pom poms. The container is just that, a container and really you can use anything to drop in the slots. The whole point is to get them placing the right color object in the right colored slot.
So that’s it folks, I hope that you enjoyed this post. If you would like to see more like this click that like button down there.
Did you know that I have a Toddler Activity board on Pinterest? You can find lots of activities from some really great bloggers on there.
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