I saw this idea floating around and so it was on my to do list with Caroline (age 28 months). We had to make an unexpected trip to Home Depot last evening for some things so it gave me the opportunity to pick up a few paint chip cards and make this fun, hands-on color and motor skills activity.
Caroline likes to point out “matches” so I was pretty confident she would find it interesting. I also knew she would like the basket I found in my “keep it for something in the future” stash.
This color activity is very easy to make. You need two matching cards for each set you want to make. Simply cut a piece of one card and glue it to the top of the clothespin. Do that for all four colors on the card. Make as many sets as you wish. I purposely chose colors that were all quite different so it wouldn’t be too challenging.
I wasn’t sure if Caroline would be able to manipulate the clothespins. She wasn’t. She immediately set to the task of matching the colors, but couldn’t figure out how to squeeze the clothespins and clip them to the card. (She was only moderately interested in any instruction on how to do so. LOL!)
So we’ll see how this goes later in the day and tomorrow. I may just put it away for another month and get it out again later.