Friday, 16 May 2014

Colour Sorting

Here's a really simple colour sorting activity for toddlers that I did with Little Lady the other day.

It was really easy to set up too. All that are needed are some containers (I used disposable plastic bowls), construction paper of various colours, a pencil and a pair of scissors.

I traced the bottom of the bowl onto the construction paper and cut out circles of coloured paper. I then placed the coloured circles into the bowls. You could use glue or tape to adhere them, but I did not.
That's it! You're now ready to go!

Little Lady was eager to play with them, so I just grabbed whatever I could find on hand and let her place them in the appropriate bowls.

As you can see, she had fun. She was focused on it for quite a while.

I made sure to chose items that are a solid colour for her this time, but there are so many ways to vary this activity. You could provide them items found around the house like I did, or use pom poms. If you want to work on their fine motor skills, you could give them a spoon or tweezers to pick up the pom poms with. For children who already know their colours well, instead of providing the items to be colour sorted, you could ask them to find the items themselves. The possibilities are endless!

Little Lady: 1 year 10 months

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