Thursday, 21 February 2013

Homemade Felt Ice-Lolly Colour Matching Game

Another busy bag that The Little Man really enjoys. He has played with this numerous times since I made it. It is a good busy bag because it takes up very little space in my bag, but can keep him occupied for fairly long as he does not only use it as intended.

I used store-bought coloured ice-cream sticks as the sticks, and cut up the ice-lolly (popsicle) shape freehand from corresponding colours and sewed the edges with a blanket stitch. As the packet of pre-coloured ice-cream sticks come only in these 5 colours, I only have five ice-lollies.

Possible extensions to this activity, or if your child is older and/or more advanced:
1) write the colour in words on the ice-cream stick,
2) on un-dyed ice-cream sticks, write the names of the colours is corresponding colours,
3) write the name of the colour in black on un-dyed ice-cream sticks.

I find this activity good for developing his fine-motor skills.

When the Little Man was feeling contrary, he made it a point to ensure that nothing matched.

Everything goes into a little zip-top baggie for easy storage and transportation.

Little Man: 2 years 8 months

Missing in Action

Hi there.

So, I've been silent for some time now. Sorry about that. The Little Man was not well, then it was getting ready for the Lunar New Year (Happy Year of the Snake, everyone!), then the Little Lady had fever and was diagnosed with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD), thankfully a rather mild form. Then the Little Man caught it from her, so it has been rather crazy around here.

Well, things seem to be getting back in order, so I'll be posting again real soon. In fact, I'm working on another Busy Bag post, along with a post on toy appropriate for older toddlers/preschoolers at the moment. Watch out for them!

In the meantime, here's a pretty flower to brighten up your day/afternoon/evening/night. Have a good one!


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