In this colorful activity you can see many learning skills. Giant pipe cleaners are awesome for many play ideas. I know it might be quite difficult to be able to find giant ones but no worries normal pipe cleaners also works great for this activity.
Some activities are great for many kids from age 1 to 7 or even more. This activity is one of them. You can start with your 1 yo just by putting pompoms in holes randomly. You can add tongs to make it more difficult for your 2 yo and add simple colors for 3 yo and color patterns for 4-5 yo and then add more holes and longer patterns for 6 it goes on like this. Briefly, It’s up to you to make it easier and harder.
You don’t need many resources for practicing colors with your toddler. Usually colorful papers and toys are great for learning colors. You can use whatever you have at home.
I prepared this for my 2 years old son. If you are too busy but still want to prepare an activity for your toddler, then this activity is great for you. Just cut the paper in half in different shapes. All you need is paper. If you don’t have scissors you can try to cut it by hand. And even you can replace the paper with newspaper or magazine.
While counting, possible to strengthen hand muscles. Simple setups are great helpers for parents. Yes, it is very easy setup and includes many skills in it like color sorting, counting, hand-eye coordination, fine motor control and more.
Cardboards are great for creating DIY puzzles. One of the best way of learning colors, numbers, shapes, patterns, animals, fruits and more is puzzle. It is totally free and easy to prepare.
It is possible to create dozens of DIY puzzles with ccardboards. DIY puzzles are both the best recycling projects and great for many skills.
We colored paper plate and added pipe cleaners edge of it in order to copy the shapes drawn on the paper plate. It has been both color and shape matching and of course great fine motor activity at the same time.
These tiny figurines are really great for many activities like color sorting, line tracing, color matching and many sensory plays. This has been line tracing and color sorting combo. So I can say that it is great for toddlers. Of course you can use any kind of toys instead of figurines.
While having counting fun, you can strengthen your hand muscles, too. Colorful paper clips are really great for setting up many activities.