This colourful activity will be perfect for your toddler or preschooler. Combine it with simple counting activities and make it appeal-able to older kids too!
What you need to set this up:
- Different colours felt mittens(you can use craft foam or cardboard too, use THIS as a template)
- Corresponding colour pompoms
- Plastic tweezer
Color ActivityThe child pick up a color pompom using the tweezer, then place it on the correct color mitten. Using tweezers requires using those ever important fine motor skills and hand eye coordination skills for placing it correctly. Identifying the correct color mitten works on visual discrimination skills.
Talk about the different colors: naming it with toddlers and preschoolers. Older children can count the pompoms and discover which mitten has the most, fewest etc. thus working on language development too!
Kindergartners and first graders can do simple simple sums, for example:
- How many blue and red pompoms do you see?
- How many pompoms altogether?
- How many pompoms except the green ones?
- and so on.....
Use a dice to turn this setup into a game: roll the dice and add that amount of pompoms. Divide the mittens between kids. Each one gets a chance to roll the dice. See who has a mitten full of pompoms first!
Also come and see how we used these mittens for upper and lower case matching HERE.
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Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at Teach Me Mommy about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.