Its time for another installment of our toddler-specific series. This week I am working with creative genius Kristan over at Munchkin and Bean to bring you color sorting activities.
I’ve seen a lot of elaborate homemade activities and expensive store bought toys specific to teaching children their colors. I don’t know about you but I don’t have an excess of time nor money to be spending on something that I can whip up in the blink of an eye for free. And chances are, if you have multiple children in your home, you probably already have several color sorting activities at your disposal. Just look at your older child’s school supplies. Do they have multi-colored paper clips? Construction paper scraps? How about a box of crayons? Anything that comes in multiple colors at all? If the answer is yes then you’ve got a color sorting activity right there.
Here are some things that I found in LittleMan’s school supplies that have been useful for teaching SunnyGirl her colors:
From his math supplies, various colored dice.
Also from his math supplies, various colored wooden popsicle sticks. These popsicle sticks were purchased from Dollar Tree in a pack of 100. I wrote a math problem onto each stick and we use them in a variety of daily math activities.
From his reading supplies, magnetic letters.
Also from his reading supplies, sight-word candy land cards. (The standard cards that come in with the Candy Land board game would work as well.)
So before you spend a ton of time painting some rainbow colored objects, before you open your wallet for some fancy colorful toys, just stop. Take a look around you. You probably have a great color sorting activity under your nose and you don’t even know it.
Now be sure to hop on over to Munchkin and Bean and see what sort of rainbow fun Kristan has come up with this week!
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