This series of Toddler Homeschool posts share my journey of learning with my two toddler grand babies, who live with me. I homeschooled my own three children and it was an amazing experience. I started doing some learning activities with my 2.5 year old grand daughter and thought it would be useful to document our activities to give you some ideas. If you have any toddler learning activities to share, leave a comment or add your post to the linkup at the end. I linked to available products on Amazon (using my affiliate link) for your convenience.
Toddler Homeschool: Learning Colors
Goal: Color awareness and naming basic colors
Learning colors is probably the easiest skill for a toddler to pick up because color is all around us. When my grand daughter moved in with us she knew the color blue, and thought everything was blue. 😁 I bought a few things at my local dollar store plus I used items I already had in my house. I’ll go through each item and tell you how we used it.
Elmo’s First Book Of Colors – Since Sesame Street is a fairly new show for Loralye she really enjoys their early learning board books. Her favorite is Big Bird!
How we use it: This books covers six colors, green, blue, pink, orange, red and yellow. On each page we look for objects of that color. She also loves naming each character as we go through the book.
Colored Counters – In a medium size plastic container I have a variety of items in different color. We use large wooden beads and puzzle pieces plus tops from organic pouch drinks.
How we use them: Sometimes I ask her to pick out all the items of one color and put them in another container. Other times she’ll pick out one at a time at random and we’ll say the color.
Notebook + Disney Princess Crayons – I picked up a simple spiral notebook for us to practice letters, numbers and to draw shapes. I hold my hand over her’s and we write. When we go over colors, we do it a little bit different.
How we use them: We’ll choose 3-4 different colors from her Disney Princess crayons and we’ll talk about the colors while she draws. Sometimes she’ll draw numbers or shapes like in this photo, she said she was writing number one.
Crayola Color Connect Flash Cards – I really like this deck of flashcards because it goes a step further than just basic colors by including shades of each color on the card.
How we use them: We go through all the color word cards, saying each color and the various shades. Then I pull out about 10 picture cards and we’ll say the name of the item and it’s color. We also use their pictures cards for language and vocabulary building.
Toddler Homeschool Series
- Numbers and Counting
- Learning Colors
- Alphabet and Letters/Sounds
- Vocabulary and Language (coming soon)
- Learning Shapes (coming soon)
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