Easy DIY Matching Activities Ages 1-2
And Five Little Pumpkins
While I cook, Miss Owl can be busy working with DIY color activities. In this one, she is matching puff balls to felt colors. These activities used felt, puffballs, recycled lids and containers in the colors of your choice, and an egg carton bottom. The first matching activity is simply adding puff balls to the felt rectangles.
Keeping busy while mom cooks can be as simple as adding the puffballs to an egg carton bottom. Children will make up their own patterns and sorts. Other objects could be used such as different colors of lids.
Where does the red lid go? Where does the blue lid belong? Saving different colors of lids and containers can be a fun sorting activity for your one-year-old!
Save your recycling and see what fun it can be for the very young.
5 Little Pumpkins
Happy Halloween! This post has a 5 Little Pumpkins activity for the very young. Halloween is the perfect time for learning about the color orange. These activities used orange bottle caps, a sharpie to draw on the caps, a pail from the dollar bins, a paper towel cardboard tube, orange puffballs, and some tape. There is a printable for color printing, and craft sticks will work well for making 5 little pumpkin puppets, also.
The first activity was to use the tube taped to the fridge. I put orange paper around the tube and drew a pumpkin on it. The idea is to mention the word orange as the child drops the colored puff ball down the tube.
We used electric tape but just use tape that will not leave residue on the refrigerator. Of course, do you know the trick of removing the residue with rubbing alcohol? That is one way to get rid of the evidence!
Here is the tube in actual use.
Where did the orange puffball go? Here she is examining what happened.
Then, putting the pumpkin lids in the container was some more practice. One by one!
Here she is checking to be sure they are all inside.
Now for a free printable for counting pumpkins and also making the 5 Little Pumpkins on craft sticks. Print, cut, and use. Click on these words or the picture below to download your own copy.
I hope you have a wonderful October!
Thank you for reading, Morgan