Now, like many small boys, Freddie is OBSESSED with a capital ‘O’, by anything transport related. Traffic lights have always been a fave, and this is an activity that I did with him aged about 20 months. Now Sasha, at nearly 18 months, is still probably a little young for colour matching, but I thought I would give it a go with her anyway whilst Freddie was at preschool. I first saw this activity on Pintrest, and thought it was a great idea.
You will need:
- Some black paper/card, cut into a large rectangular shape
- a red, yellow, and green crayon
- a circular object to draw around i.e. a roll of tape/jam jar lid
- one sheet each of red, yellow, and green felt, or card
- Cut up each sheet of coloured felt/card into small-ish pieces. If you are using paper or card, you can get your child to help with ripping up. Great fun for them, and great for their fine-motor skills! Older toddlers can have a go at cutting too, using special toddler scissors.
- Draw 3 circles on your black paper- the top one should be red, middle yellow, and bottom one green.
- Then begin to get your toddler to place the pieces of card/felt into the correct colour circle. Younger toddlers like Sasha may need you to start them off and place a couple of bits in each circle first. Sasha surprised me and actually got the gist quite quickly, as you can see from the pictures!!
- Once finished, you can remove the pieces, and store the activity away in a box for another day.
“Red on top, Green Below, Red says stop, Green says go, Yellow says wait even if your late”