Dollar Tree is one of my very favorite places to shop lately. The place is loaded with inexpensive supplies for all sorts of fun projects and activities, and the best part is that EVERYTHING is $1! I can let T choose whatever random toy or book he wants and I don’t have to worry if it will break or if he will get tired of it in a week, because it only cost a buck!
The other day when I entered the store and saw all of the colorful plastic Easter eggs in front, a fun activity for T instantly came to mind. Recently, we have started working on learning colors. What better seasonal objects to use for a color activity than Easter eggs? At 21 months old, he’s not quite getting the hang of recalling all of the color names, but we are working on color matching to start. So I browsed through the aisles in search of single-colored objects that would fit inside of the plastic Easter eggs and matched the colors of the eggs. For $4, we got all of the supplies needed for our color sorting activity: a package of 18 plastic Easter eggs, a bag of colorful pom poms, a bag of colorful pony beads, and a box of Skittles candies!
T had lots of fun doing this activity, and an added bonus is that all of the items can be re-used for other projects and activities later on! Score!
For this activity you will need:
- An empty egg carton
- Plastic Easter eggs (the hollow kind that you can open up) in a few different colors
- Small single-colored objects that match the colors of your Easter eggs (Eg. pom poms, beads, candies)
To do this activity:
- Grown-up: Open up the plastic eggs and place the bottom half of each color of egg into your empty egg carton. (You can set the top half of the eggs aside for now- you won’t need them for this activity. I also cut our egg carton in half so that there would be fewer empty spaces. I didn’t want him to get distracted and try to just move the eggs from space to space.)
- Grown-up: Gather together your colored items and place them in the empty spaces in the egg carton. (We used pom poms first, then Skittles, then pony beads.)
- Child: Let your child move the objects one at a time to the egg of the coordinating color.
- Repeat steps 3 & 4 with the various items you have gathered.
Try it out with your little one, and let us know how it goes! What other items did you add to your color sorting egg carton? Share with us in the comments below or tag @makelearngo on Instagram!
And don’t forget to check out some of our fun Easter crafts and learning activities that you can do with your little one:
And if you’re still trying to figure out what the Easter Bunny is going to bring this year, here’s our helpful list of Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers & Babies.