Friday, August 27, 2010

Bambino Academy Basics - Eggsellent Egg Trays - Recognising Colours

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~ C is 25 months ~

This is the first 'official' colour recognition activity that I have put together with C in mind.

We've been discussing colours for awhile, in books and whilst looking at objects and going about our day.

I had this large cardboard egg tray laying around waiting for something to be done with it and when I found a bag of pom poms (that were just the right size) tucked away in the cupboard. I knew a Colour Recognition Activity would work well.

I chose the colours because that's what was in the packet.

I simply painted inside each egg cup with the appropriate colour. Looking at this I just realised I need to turn the tray so that he is working left to right as opposed to up and down.

The pom poms simply need to be moved from the basket to the correct coloured egg cup. To add some interest to this activity I will use tongs and tweezers as well as just doing this with his fingers.

C knew exactly what to do, I only needed to show him how to place one pom pom into the correct coloured slot. He didn't always place them from left to right, but with each pom pom we said what colour it was as it was being placed in the slot. Sometimes I asked, "Can you find me a red pom pom?" whilst pointing to a red vacant slot. He always chose the correct colour.

C delighted in telling me that the "wittle balls, felt really nice and fwuffy". I think he will have these colours down pat in no time.

This activity cost me nothing. Granted I did originally buy the eggs to get the tray (but would have anyway), I used paint from our stash and we had the pom poms at home.  Now that he has had it presented to him it will take a place on his Bambino Academy shelves until it is mastered.

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Tracy said...

Great activity for little minds and hands!
Thanks for sharing Kylie!

artsy_momma said...

Great activity!

Michelle said...

So cute!
I couldn't find my tongs one day, but we improvised and used her sister's kid chopsticks (the ones that have the little rubber man on top that holds the two sticks together just like tongs). They are pink and she absolutely loves them. I think they're actually harder than tongs or tweezers because the ends are pointier and smaller, but she loves to see them at activity time.

Nicole said...

Thanks for linking up to Toddler Tuesday! I really like this lesson and will have to do a similar one with Pita Pocket soon. :)

Debbie said...

This is very similar to how I taught Selena her colors, different materials but the concept is the same. As he begins to seem that he is getting them, try putting the balls in a paper bag, and have him take one at a time, tell you the color, then put them in the right place. Selena had a blast with that game, and I believe it really helped reinforce the colors for her.

Kylie said...

Thanks for the kind words ladies.

Debbie, I will definitely keep that idea in mind. I am sure he would love it. :-)

RedTedArt said...

Oh! What a great and simple activity to make and do! I love it!

Why not hop over the Kid's Get Crafty adn link up? Every Wednesday. Would love to see you!!

Red Ted Art

Krystal said...

Cute. I like the element of the lines.

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