• Entertainment and Activities
    Colors
    Color Grouping
    Color GroupingDirections Ask your child to look at the things in his room, around the house, and outside and group them by the different colors. Which things are red, white, or green? Look to see how many shades of the same color you can locate. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Colors
    Color Sorting
    Color SortingTime 10 to 15 minutes Materials Several small plastic bowlsSmall colored objects, or colored table blocks Directions Learning to sort colors takes time, but this is a good way to begin practicing decision making. Put the plastic bow...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Colors
    Green in a Bag
    Green in a BagTime 15 to 30 minutes Materials 1 cup cornstarch1/3 cup sugar4 cups waterPlastic baggiesBlue and yellow food coloring Directions Mix together the cornstarch, sugar, and water.Fill a closable baggie about 1/3 full with the mixture.Dr...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Colors
    Torn Tissue Design
    Torn Tissue Design Materials Tissue paper White glue Paintbrush White poster board Acrylic polymer (optional) Synthetic paintbrush (optional) Directions Have your child tear various colors of tissue paper into large pieces. Brush white glue thinn...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Learning Activities for Toddlers
    Color Cards
    Color CardsMaterials Construction paper Black marker Scissors Clear contact paper Directions Make up two sets of cards from construction paper. Start with only a few colors, working your way up to the nine basic colors (red, green, blue, brown, y...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Learning Activities for Toddlers
    Find the Color
    Find the ColorDirections Tell your child, "I see the color blue. Can you find it?" As you count down from ten to zero, your child must then run to touch something that includes the color you have named before you finish counting. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Learning Activities for Toddlers
    Clothespin Colors
    Clothespin ColorsIf the cutting and gluing aspect of preparing this activity will take more time than you have, use two sets of matching stickers instead. Materials Metal lids from frozen-juice cans Double set of pictures (either photographs or f...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Learning Activities for Toddlers
    Pompom Fun
    Pompom Fun Materials Pompoms in various sizes and colors Directions Purchase pompoms in a variety of colors and sizes from a fabric or craft store. For very young children, start with no more than three colors or sizes. Use several sizes of pompo...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book