Tuesday, October 27, 2015

DIY Toddlers Activities: Colour sorting again!

Not sure if I'm just addicted to creating colour sorting activities for sticky bean or was it because the colour sorting activities were just so easy to create that I kept doing different variations over and over again!

This time round was with some coloured wooden blocks I found in the house and it requires almost no preparation at all.

Materials needed
1. Wooden coloured blocks or you can use LEGO bricks too
2. Piece of paper
3. Crayon

I wrote the colour in its corresponding colour on a piece of paper and placed it on the floor. Did a demonstration by displaying the corresponding coloured blocks in the same row.
After a few rounds, Sticky bean follow suit.

Just making use of her newly found skill of colour sorting and creating same same but different activities.


Age attempted: 24 months
Duration entertained: 20 - 30 minutes
Will I do it again?: Definitely!

For more colour sorting activities ideas, do check out the link below. I love some of the ideas!

http://www.learning4kids.net/exploring-colours/

Monday, October 26, 2015

DIY Toddlers Activities: Colour sorting with Popsicle sticks

Another project using inexpensive and up-cycled materials.
Like I mention earlier in the colour sorting with pom pom activity, once your toddler mastered the skill of colour sorting, there're so many variations and endless activities you can do with them!

Here's one impromptu version that I came up with while staring at the empty carton which came with my iherb purchase and pondering what to do with it.

Materials required:
1. coloured Popsicle sticks (also known as ice-cream sticks) 
2. small carton box
3. scissors
4. crayons

Simply cut slits in the carton box, colour the slits with the corresponding colours as the popsicle sticks with crayon and voila! 
You've got yourself a DIY colour sorting toy!

As Sticky bean find the corresponding slit for the popsicle sticks, I'll say the colour verbally as well. As with all other activities with toddler, we need to verbalise every action as much as possible. This will help them register and learn new words too. 


Age attempted: 24 months
Duration engaged: 30 minutes
Will I attempt it again: hell YES!!!

For more colour sorting activities ideas, do check out the link below. I love some of the ideas!

http://www.learning4kids.net/exploring-colours/

Sunday, October 25, 2015

DIY Toddlers Activities: Colour Sorting with Poms Poms

I've started doing this Toddlers Colour Sorting activity couple of months back since Sticky bean was some 20 months I think and I still do this with her occasionally and added few variations of colour sorting activities ever since.

All you need are poms poms and a muffin tray for this activity. Once your toddler master this sorting skill, there're just so many variations you can do with a colour sorting activity!

Took me couple of times to do this with Sticky Bean before she finally understands that she is supposed to sort the poms poms in accordance to their colours.



 


Age attempted: 20 months
Duration entertained: 20 mins
Will I try it again: Definitely! In fact I've done a few variations of colour sorting activities for toddlers ever since. 

For more colour sorting activities ideas, do check out the link below. I love some of the ideas!

http://www.learning4kids.net/exploring-colours/




Simple Sensory Play with Upcycled Materials

Alright this is super post dated, been a long time since I posted. As I have a full time job and few months back,I just changed my job due to unforeseen circumstances. Took a while to finally find time to clear my backlog.

Here goes, couple of months back I found these tiny pieces of triangular cardboard pieces used as filler in our product shipment so I brought a bag home with me.
Thought it can be used as a quick and easy way for sensory play by simply dumping it into a bin with some of the shapes coming from her shape sorter toys.

It worked out pretty well, kept Sticky bean busy for a while



 
 

I've no idea this can be so much fun for a toddler


Age attempted: 21 mths
Duration entertained: 15 minutes 
Will I try it again? Yes, I see great potential in reusing this for sensory or I spy activities