Our Busy Bag of the Month series continues! Up today is a color sorting for toddlers busy bag.
Making the busy bag was simple. I looked at our craft supplies to get objects of different texture and size, but the same colors. Then I painted white paper plates to match each color grouping, and cut a smaller circle from the large plate.
We had pompoms and craft feathers in many of the same colors, so that’s what I used. You could also use large buttons (if you’re going to be doing it with your toddler), or squares of tissue paper, or crayons – really you can use whatever you have!
I set up the circles for my toddler, we talked about the colors, then I got out the objects to sort. He liked to go through the pile looking for all the same objects of the same color, and place them on their circle before moving to the next colored object.
I gathered it all into a bag, so we can (and have!) take it on the go. My toddler has used it while waiting for appointments, and while watching his older brother’s taekwondo lesson!
This is part of our Busy Bag of the Month series (have you seen our board?). The other busy bags featured this month are:
Build-a-Book Bag (from No Twiddle Twaddle),
Ocean Animal Busy Bag (from The Educators’ Spin On It), and
Fine Motor Weaving (from Coffee Cups & Crayons).
If you have a bag you love, please leave a comment below, so we can check it out!
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