Monday, April 30, 2012

Three Ghost Friends Toddler Busy Bag: Color Wheel Matching

Welcome to Three Ghost Friends Toddler Busy Bag Activities Week!

What are toddler busy bags?  They are quick activities that can be pulled out when a parent needs a few minutes to keep their toddler busy -- make lunch, go to the bathroom, talk on the phone, or check Facebook! Keep all the materials in a bag so that they can be set up in a moment's notice or taken with you as a portable activity.

When the week comes to an end you will have five toddler busy bag activities that go along with the Three Ghost Friends e-books! Even if you do not have an iPad or iPhone your toddler could still benefit from the activities.  Please use them (and tell a friend who has an iPad or iPhone that you heard about these great e-books for young readers)!

Color Wheel Matching

Download the Printable Sheet

What you Will Need:
1. Download the Printable Sheet
2. Thick white paper/card stock
3. Six clothespins
4. Blue, red, yellow, orange, green purple, and black markers
5. Storage bag
6. Glue Stick
7. Cardboard (reuse a cereal box)

Directions:
1. Print the color wheel on thick paper.
2. Cut out the color wheel and mount on cardboard.
3. Color a clothespin for each color on the wheel - blue, red, yellow, orange, green, purple.
4. Write color word on the clothespins (if desired).
5. Child will match correct clothespin to color on the wheel.

This activity perfectly matches Three Ghost Friends: Learn About Colors.
This is my almost 2 year old son matching the colors.  His sister told him to pinch the clothespin to make the "alligator's mouth" open.
We used this morning's empty cereal box to make the color wheel more sturdy. 
Keep all the pieces secure in a Ziploc storage bag to transport to the doctor's office or on car trips!
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Three Ghost Friends: Learn About Shapes is Coming Very Soon!



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