I thought I would share another quick DIY activity that I've done recently. The best thing about this one is that it's free and takes very little time to actually set it up. It's almost like cheating. Baby O absolutely loves this one when I pull it from the activity shelf and it seems to never lose it's appeal. It's also great as a quick game when I'm trying to get something else done now that he knows how to do it. It's also education so it's a win all the way around.
First you just pick up a few of those color swatches from a store. You can get any colors that you'd like. I went with the basic set of rainbow colors in fairly bright shades so they would be the most recognizable.
Once you get them home, just cut them in half. (As you can tell from the pictures, I cannot cut a straight line to save my life.) Seriously, that's it. It's that simple. I picked an envelope in a cute color that someone had sent to us for Christmas but if I hadn't had that, I would have just used a regular white envelope. This part is pretty much just for storage.
After you get the pieces cut in half that's when you demonstrate the game to you toddler. I start by laying out one of each color then I give him the stack of matches. If you name the colors as you go then that helps to reinforce the color names as they are matching them.
After a few times with you leading the game, your toddler should be able to do the game by himself or just have fun sorting colors while you need a quick minute.