Monday, February 13, 2012
Colors and Counting with a Toddler
There are cereal brands with no artificial coloring, but honestly, if it's sorting colors you're after, beet juice cannot stand up to Red #40. So for this project we went ahead and bought Fruit Loops. I took a muffin tin and put small colored circles of construction paper in the
bottom of each muffin container. I also put out several pipe cleaners so she could 'string' the cereal and make a bracelet. She really enjoyed the sorting, and went through several cycles of sorting a bunch, eating a bunch, and then sorting again. She started one bracelet and then abandoned it, but I think that would occupy her well as a stand alone activity. She sorted and counted and got her full daily recommended allowance of Blue #60. It's really an easy and quick activity that will occupy a two year old for a good long time!