Activity Name : Color Sorting
Benefits: Fine motor development, concentration, hand-eye coordination, cognitive skill development, Language development as they come to know the names of different colors.
Required age: After 22 months.
Materials needed:Cardboard, color papers, colored popsicles, pom pom, empty cups, building blocks, different color bangles, Any other different colored items available at home.
The Main intention of this activity is to introduce sorting and know the name of all colors. Its slow and continuous process to identify the colors. It’s little hard to do at this age.
- Paste some color papers on the cardboard box.
- Poke holes as per the popsicles.
- Provide different color popsicles and let the kid sort based on the color.
- Provide some empty cups and different colored popsicles/pom pom.
- Let the kid sort the popsicles/pom pom according to color.
- Provide colored flash cards and popsicles/pom pom.
- Let the kid sort it according to the flash card.
- Draw some colored circles in paper.
- Let the kid match pom pom according to the specific color using tongs instead of hand. It’s a good fine motor activity and they will get a finger grip by holding the tongs.
- Stick the colored flashcards and paper roll card to the wall.
- Let the kid drop popsicles/pom pom /balls according to the color.
- Draw the shape according to the building blocks and color it.
- Let the kid match those blocks with colored box.
- Provide some various color bangles and tumbler/Cups.
- Let the kid sort the bangles according to the color.
We can do man more color sorting activities with the things available in our day to day life . Try color sorting with clothes, real vegetables, fruits etc.
Activity Name : Introduction to Shapes .
Benefits: Language development, coordination, Fine motor skill .
Required age: 20 to 24 months .
Materials needed:Different shapes , cardboard, pen , Shape sorter puzzle .
- Main focus of this activity are language development , coordination and not about introducing academics to kids . Its not needed at this stage.
- Provide some shapes and talk about them, let the kid learn about different shapes.
- Ask them to identify one by one by placing it on the floor.
- Provide shapes flash card and let them do some matching activity.
- Kids imaginary skills and thinking ability will develop by doing various kind of matching activity.
- Shape sorter puzzle is for coordination and fine motor skill.
- Mark the traces of shapes in cardboard or A4 sheet (draw and laminate) and let the kid match according to the traces.