DIY COLOUR STACKING ACTIVITY

Don’t all moms go though this phase when the little monster refuses to play with any of the toys, yes yes yes I hear toy rotation, but sometimes that also doesn’t help. This activity happened on one of those days when mamma had to think of something exciting and new. Also knowing my little one the activity had to be bright and colourful yet challenging. I have been contemplating buying a magnetic match rings stacking toy for quite sometime, this activity is inspired by that toy. All you need is an empty toilet roll, sketch pens, some wrist bands, colourful hairbands can also be used.

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I created three cards, any number of permutation combination is possible. Just take a thick piece of paper and create a pattern by colours, whatever comes to your mind, just ensure that you have enough colour bands for the pattern to be matched. Also I left some white space in between to see if she would replicate the same with the wrist bands/hairbands.

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Time for action now, just take one card at a time and give it to the little one, let them stack the same coolers on the toilet roll. Its super fun not only to match the colours but also play with the wrist band/hairbands, the elasticity makes it a little tough for them to get it right. When I was prepping up the activity, I thought the challenge is to match colours but the real challenge for her was to stretch the bands just enough to put on the toilet rolls. She is three years old and using all of her fingers at one time isn’t that easy yet. In fact at this age they can only hold a pencil using thumb and the finger on the opposite side and the tripod grasp is not yet developed. Also for this activity she had to not only use all fingers but also the other hand to hold the toilet roll in one place. You might want to help them with that. Nevertheless this is an amazing activity for hand eye coordination, logic building and fine motor skills.

Time for action now, just take one card at a time and give it to the little one, let them stack the same coolers on the toilet roll. Its super fun not only to match the colours but also play with the wrist band/hairbands, the elasticity makes it a little tough for them to get it right. When I was prepping up the activity, I thought the challenge is to match colours but the real challenge for her was to stretch the bands just enough to put on the toilet rolls. She is three years old and using all of her fingers at one time isn’t that easy yet. In fact at this age they can only hold a pencil using thumb and the finger on the opposite side and the tripod grasp is not yet developed. Also for this activity she had to not only use all fingers but also the other hand to hold the toilet roll in one place. You might want to help them with that. Nevertheless this is an amazing activity for hand eye coordination, logic building and fine motor skills.

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This blog is a part of the DIY blog train hosted by Oneupbaby, Momzdiary , Mamamusings, Lovethatyoucanbuy. Here we moms have united to share different DIY’s that can be easily done with limited resources to keep the little ones engaged. So hop on the train and save lots of fun ideas for your infants and toddlers.

Hoping next on the train is Mannat who blogs at mommysaysthis , Mommy of a super excited , energetic & active toddler.

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