More colors! And shapes! And taping construction paper to the floor!Posted: July 20, 2012
I think I’m ready to admit I have a problem. *Deep breath* I’m Megan, and I tape construction paper to EVERYTHING.
Ok, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way… More colors and shapes! (Pretty sure I got both of these activities from www.toddlertoddler.com… I think. *blush* Stupid swiss cheese brain.
Activity one – stepping on shapes
The Little Scientist is getting pretty good at identifying the rainbow colors + black / white / brown, but shapes still need practice. Particularly as his AWESOME shape magnets make good chew toys in addition to being sexy magnets.
So me and my trusty tape & construction paper got to work. The goal is to eventually build up to some sort of twister-style game (calling out body parts and shapes), but right now we’re just standing on named shapes.
Activity two – connect-the-dots
I include this one so you can see what a mess some of my activity ideas become. For real. The idea is to work on a proto-connect-the-dots activity, and match giant colored dots. In retrospect, “matching” is a little beyond our purview right now. LS can tell you if two things YOU identify are “partners” or “matches”, but has a hard time finding them himself. Combine that with a deep and abiding obsession with pens and pencils, and, well… I’ll let you judge:
Fun? Oh, yeah. Matching? Not yet… We’ll get there 🙂