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.
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.
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.
Legos are not only for construction plays but also for preparing dozens of activities. This is one of them. Great for color or shape sorting/matching plays. While using small pieces for preschoolers, for younger kids you can use duplo legos . They are also great for math activities.
We pressed the cookie cutters on foam to get shapes. Foam is great material to prepare very quick setups. We used pipe cleaners and colorful foams for this shape and color sorting activity. If you want to turn it into numbers activity you can write number on foams. It is very good hand exercise at the same time. It includes in many motor skills.