Today I want to show you another way to teach your child colors. If your toddler is learning colors, but sometimes tend to confuse color names such as red and orange, then this is a perfect dynamic for it. If your toddler doesn’t know colors at all, that’s even better and you definitely should try it.
I recommend doing this activity because of three main reasons:
-They’ll identify colors: Yes, this is our main goal here. Encourage your child to pronounce color names as well.
-Will enrich and improve their vocabulary: They’re also going to learn new words. For example, if you chose a yellow banana, they’re not only identifying what color it is, but also learning its name: banana. Also, if you have colored shapes or numbers at home, you’ll be making this exercise very complete, and so you can teach them more than one topic.
-It’s cheap: There’s no need to buy materials, except for the colored paper, which is $1 at Dollar Tree. I bet you have everything at home; you can use from real food, to toys, bags, home items, personal items, etc. Everything counts!
How to do it?
- Choose the colors you want and place the colored papers on the floor. I picked four colors: orange, green, red and blue.
- Look for items around your house that match those colors.
- Mix all items in a basket or bag.
- Ask your child to match each item with its respective color.
That’s it! This was like a 10-15 minute activity. Have on mind the fact that they will probably get distracted with these objects and that’s okay! Take advantage of it and explain their functions to your child. What is it for? What color is it?, If it’s a fruit, what does it taste like? They’ll have fun doing it, and you’ll love how they repeat new words after you.
I hope you try it, and if you do, don’t forget to send me pictures or videos doing it, I love seeing kids learning! ❤️