Today’s theme for our Toddler Time challenge is Colors. Little Sister and I couldn’t pass up a zoo trip on a beautiful day like today, so I knew I wanted our activity to be something we could do on-the-go. This activity was inspired by the “Letters on the Go” activity from No Time for Flashcards.
As I’ve matured in my journey as a parent, I’ve realized the best “teachable moments” occur in the most natural setting. Talking about numbers when counting acorns, talking about colors when looking at flowers, and talking about letters when seeing signs at the grocery store. This activity stays true to that method of teaching while adding a little prop to make color matching easier (and it doubles as a fun game- bonus). :)
1. Making this color wheel was super simple…I just free-handed an 8-piece pie chart on the back of a paper plate and then hurriedly colored in each piece with markers. All-in-all it took about 4 minutes total. If you have extra time, you could even letter your little one help color!
2. Cut 3 small 1-inch slits per color.
3. Give your kiddo the color wheel and he/she can bend a slit over when they find an object that matches one of the colors on the color wheel.
Little Sister decided this female lion at the zoo was yellow. :)
…these umbrellas are blue.
…And these chimpanzees are black. :)