Eesa (20months) for a couple of months now has been showing interest in colours, relating certain ones to different objects and people. For example; because my dad (who he calls nana) was eating oranges, the colour and fruit orange is now called ‘Nana’ and the colour white is called ‘Ammarah’; because one of his favourite cousins one day was wearing a white t-shirt. He even started picking up colours that looked alike and is calling the colour blue, blue! So I decided to make him this fun activity; whist at the same time he can identify, sort and learn colours along the way.
If you’re like me and love hoarding all sorts of stuff, then you’ll finally be happy to know your toilet rolls are going to be put to some good use!
- Cardboard cylinders
- Coloured pom poms
- Matching coloured paper/paint to the pom poms
- Glue (if using paper and not paint)
- Double sided tape
- Card, large enough to hold the coloured rolls.
- Cups to catch the pom poms
If you choose to paint the rolls, then paint them matching the pom poms, I was being incredibly lazy so decided to wrap coloured paper around the tube and glue it down. Once they were all done, I then lined them up on the card and gave it enough space between the end of the tube and the bottom of the card for the cup to catch the pom poms. The double sided tape was then used to stick it down to the card, and there we have it, a simple way to help encourage learning colours.