I always find inspiration in nature, colors and my child! I listen to my toddler’s cues and create activities for him…i follow him…and his interests! He always leads me in our homeschooling Montessori-inspired journey.

Right now my son is showing interest in different colors! So i created lots of yellow color themed activities for my 21 month old !Ā  Such a fun way to learn about colors!

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After our home activities, we went to a garden, and he actually pointed out some yellow flowers (marigold) there!Talk about taking the learning outside the play/ learning room!! šŸ™‚

So here are the activities we did at home:

Activity #1: Practical Life – transferring yellow Easter eggs from one container to other. He loves to do this with a spatula…after a while he also likes to transfer eggs with his hands! Practical life activities have always been our absolute FAVORITE!!

easter eggs

Activity #2: Object matching – I created an “all-things-yellow” sheet – i color printed and laminated it. He had super fun matching each of the objects. We went through their names, and he tried to repeat most of them!

object matching

Activity #3: Foam Shape Matching – I created this super easy sheet using foam stickers, and he basically matched them, and we went through each of the words!

foam shapes

Activity #4: Math & counting – i created the ice cream cones using brown card paper. He used neony-yellow icecream to match the numbers! Such a fun way to teach them about counting!

icecream counting

Activity #5: Sensorial Activity – Making flower pots with use of Blocks! I used two types of blocks – the bigger ones without play doh & smaller ones with play doh! I made the yellow flowers using foam shapes & ice cream sticks. My son had to insert these flowers in the flower pots (blocks!)…This is a great fine motor skills activity too, and excellent for hand-eye coordination!

flower pots

Activity #6: Sensorial – Build a structure using wooden blocks! I created the sheet using yellow foam paper, and my son had fun matching the wooden blocks on the foam sheet!

wooden blocks

Activity #7: Sensorial – Match the shapes: I outlined 4 basic geometrical shapes, and he matched their counterparts (that i made using corrugated yellow paper).

shape matching

Activity #8: Arts & craft: Sticker activity – we used yellow star shaped stickers to stick onto the blue sky! Later he wanted to match the moon with an actual moon! so i gave him a wooden decal in shape of a moon that i had, and oh boy! he got sooooo excited!!

stars

Activity#9: Arts & craft: we scribbled onto the yellow chick using yellow crayons & markers!

fluffy chick

Activity #10: Language: I gathered “all-things-yellow” that i could find, and we played ‘what’s in the tray?!’ So the game goes, i ask my son can you give me the yellow spoon, and he will find it out amongst all the different objects and hand it out to me! Such an amazing language-building exercise. Also a great memory & logic game!

whats in tray

At the end we also read a book called “I LOVE COLORS” – We read the page with yellow colored -objects!

book

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! Do drop me a comment with your ideas & feedback. I love to hear from all of you!

You can also watch my VLOG on you tube about these activities:

 

 

 

 

2017-05-11T17:13:25+00:00September 9th, 2014|

10 Comments

  1. Crystal (My Hindi Heart) September 12, 2014 at 6:05 am - Reply

    The stickers of the stars and moon is my favorite part! These are all very wonderful, and I guess it has a special place in my heart because I used to be a teacher! šŸ™‚ I love this! I hope to get back into teaching, so this is a great source of ideas for me.

    • Amu September 12, 2014 at 10:23 am - Reply

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I’m so glad that you liked the activities šŸ™‚ A teacher praising the post makes me happy!

  2. Lauren Mokasdar (@LaurenMokasdar) September 12, 2014 at 6:07 am - Reply

    Sooo cute! Oh wow, I cannot wait to have kids! xxx

    • Amu September 12, 2014 at 10:22 am - Reply

      Hehe! Thanks šŸ™‚

  3. sangeethamenon06 September 15, 2014 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Amrita ..loved each and every thing in this blog post .. Loved you way of introducing a new color to your toddler and look at the amount of work you have made to achieve this .. hats off …

    • Amu September 15, 2014 at 11:34 am - Reply

      Thank you so very much Sangeetha for your encouraging comment šŸ™‚

  4. madhmama September 21, 2014 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Very nice! Will try these out šŸ™‚ the matching the shapes is a great idea.

    • Amu September 24, 2014 at 3:24 am - Reply

      Thank you so much šŸ™‚ Let me know how your LO enjoys it !

  5. Deepa January 6, 2016 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Hi Amruta

    You are so creative..Loved the foam activity..Where did you get the foam stickers from ?

    • Amu January 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much šŸ™‚ I got these from a local stationary shop

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