I made this simple and colourful activity yesterday to help my toddler understand the concept of size sorting and matching. Sorting according to the size of the icecream and matching according to the colour. I tried to keep the colour of the cone and icecream same because we were doing both sorting with the help of matching, to make it a little easy for her.
If your child is a little older, you can try it with different colours and concentrate on sorting or matching, individually. But since the Little Thing is only 23 months old, I had to do it relatively.
The supplies I used in this activity are same as the supplies I used in our previous activity, because I already had them available at home.
You will need the following things to do this activity:
- Card board piece ( I upcycled old carton)
- Foam sheets
- 1 colour paper
- Glue stick
First, I wrapped the card board piece with a coloured paper.
My card board sheet was a little bigger than the colour paper, which is why I put up a different coloured paper on the top. Of course I could have cut it small to match the size of the paper, but I wanted to make it a bit more appealing to my child. And the blue coloured paper actually makes a difference.
Moving on, I drew four triangles on the paper and asked the Big Thing if she would fill colours in them. She happily agreed to help me with the colouring part. While I grabbed some coloured foam sheets and cut out the ice-cream shapes according to the size. And that’s it.
We let our almost-2-year-old pick and sort/match them on her own. And by far this has been her favourite activity because it’s got to do everything with ice-creams! Probably her favourite thing in the whole world! 🙂
And if you haven’t already noticed the difference in the titles in each photograph, let me tell me you what happened. I wrote ‘Shape sorting’ instead of ‘Sort and Match’, which is why I went on and edited the picture instead of changing it on the board, photographing and uploading everything once again! Anyway, mistakes happen because I’m not perfect! 🙂
So that’s the activity we did today. Go see what activities we have done so far. And please leave a comment below and tell me which is your child’s favourite activity. I would love to know 🙂
So until next time, Happy Homeschooling to you! 😀