If your toddler has ever given you the “I'm over my toys” look, well join the party. Setting aside the trucks, trains, princesses and tea parties is easy when they are currently not serving their purpose. In our house it seems it is time to get creative on entertaining mini me without spending a pricey dollar. And this weekend that means turning our old Take and Toss snack containers into a growing and learning tool. This easy-to-create learning activity is great for teaching your toddler color sorting, enhancing their fine motor skills and expanding creativity. I never realized Chase knew how to organize colors until he had them all lined up in a row and sectioned off before dropping them into their compartments. All it takes is a few snack containers, matching lids and brightly colored large buttons!
This simple design invites play and creativity! Using buttons of various shades provides challenge when sorting.
You will need:
- about 4 Take and Toss plastic bowls with matching lids
- colorful large buttons that match the colors of your bowls – the more buttons, the longer it will take them
- razor blade knife for cutting a rectangular hole in the lid
- Put containers together (lids and base matching) – preferably red, yellow, blue, green.
- Cut out about a 1.5″ x .5″ slit on the lid – large enough for your button to drop through.
- Find your little one and let them play away.