Friday, May 3, 2013

Color Sorting Activity

The other night while Jake was taking a bath, he took all of his foam letters and started color sorting them around the bathtub. He ran out of letters pretty quickly so I decided that he needed a more advance color sorting game.

Using items you already have around the house, this color sorting activity takes less than 15 minutes to put together. Please use discretion when putting together an activity like this as some smaller items may be a choking hazard. 

I cut pieces of colored felt to put at the bottom of each small tupperware container. As another option you could use colored paper or paint. You may have seen some of the sorting items in my other posts: trains rocks, painted wooden wheels and magic rocks. Craft supplies and toys rounded out the rest of game pieces. 

When Jake woke up from his nap I told him I had a fun surprise game waiting for him. He ran to the table and dove right in. I was pretty surprised he knew what to do without an explanation. 

In addition to being great for color sorting, this game was also useful for color recognition and verbal communication. We practiced saying what each color was as Jake sorted the items. This toddler activity was a perfect way to spend a good half hour of play time. And because little hands are just so sweet, I had to save my favorite photo for last. 

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