Thursday, 30 October 2014

Turkey coloring cards and color activities for Toddlers

First things first: Happy Halloween everyone! We don't have it here in the Netherlands, but I have definitely enjoyed putting together our Halloween inspired shelves! I will be writing later in the month about what we have instead here in the Netherlands. Today, however, I am sharing a few simple Thanksgiving inspired color activities for toddlers and preschoolers. As always, the printables are available at the bottom of this post in English and Russian!


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I've been having a lot of fun bringing out the Thanksgiving and fall inspired printables I had made up earlier in the month. I had initially created this set of cards thinking that they would make a fun way to solidify Mr. Toddler's knowledge of his colours. 
I have been including various activities that focus on teaching colours. We have really been focusing on learning primary colours. I made some coloured turkey cards, as well as simple colour block cards. 


Thanksgiving inspired color activities for toddlers and preschoolers {Welcome to Mommyhood} #coloractivitiesfortoddlers, #montessori, #montessoriinspired

I was inspired by Montessori Color Tablets, but I also included black and white because I want my son to know what they are. We're focusing on developing language, after all. 


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Since I had initially created these printables, Mr. Toddler has also been developing a love of colouring and drawing. I thought it would be fun to place some colouring works on our shelves. 


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I helped Mr. Toddler by reading the colours to him. Then, we picked out the corresponding coloured pencil. This was quite a lot for him, and we did this work gradually and over multiple days. He did enjoy it though, and went for it frequently. 


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At times, he asked me to do it together, or to draw him an excavator in the turkey. 'Cuz he's obsessed and all. With excavators, not turkeys. The turkeys are all me. 

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See like in this photo. He's kind of demanding I stop making photos and draw him an excavator. Priorities, mom! And yes, I certainly did put my phone down, and drew him something that resembled an excavator over, and over, and over again. 

After he finished colouring all of the turkeys, we practiced matching those to the coloured turkeys I had printed. 


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Practical life



Thanksgiving inspired color activities for toddlers and preschoolers {Welcome to Mommyhood} #coloractivitiesfortoddlers, #montessori, #montessoriinspired

As an extension, and a related one, I included a pencil sharpening work. It was 
actually necessary as some of the pencils needed to be sharpened, which you can see in the above photo. The bucket was for emptying out the sharpener.

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He's still loving spooning, so I went ahead and changed up the black beans we had on our shelves for Halloween, and filled a bowl with corn. 


More Color Activities


Color and object matching
Color treasure basket


Free printables


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