A simple color sorting game for toddlers and preschoolers. I love the minimal set-up that is required. You can do this with all sorts of small toys!
One of my top strategies for staying sane this winter has been to have a simple activity planned for the kids to do as soon as they wake up. It keeps them from moving into “it’s cold and grey and I feel like whining” mode, and keeps them busy while I make breakfast!
Simple Color Sorting Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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This simple sorting game was an instant hit with all three. I put a bunch of foam blocks in a cup for each child, set out four IKEA bowls in corresponding colors, and told them to sort by color.
Johnny was appalled by Lily’s disregard for sorting by color, so Emma fixed it. Then when they were done Lily took all four bowls and threw them across the kitchen floor…
- Prep: 2 minutes
- Initial entertainment: 5 or 6 minutes
- Clean-up: 3 minutes BUT the kids did it (turned into a game)
- Lasting value: kept the kids in a good mood for breakfast and then they went off to play a game of their own making for the next 45 minutes