Have you ever had one of those weeks? Not just one of those days but the kind of bad day that just spans the course of an entire week? Yeah? Okay good, I’m not alone!
Last week was that week for me.
It all started when I decided to switch hosting providers for my blog and afterwards my entire site stopped working and ended with identity theft and a whole lot of phone calls.
All in all, I would say that a VERY tall glass of wine is almost mandatory and since I couldn’t have fixed my blog without the help of my amazing friend Echo, I’d say she deserves one as well!
Moving on and hopefully putting this last week in the past, we’ve been keeping up with our color theme that we started a little over a week ago. We’re definitely making some progress as Nicholas no longer refers to every color as either color or “geen” (green) but obviously there are a few more colors out there that I’d like him to be able to recognize.
This activity is perfect for teaching toddlers colors, takes less than a half hour to make and can be used during tot school time or as a toddler busy bag while we’re out and about, not to mention that it works those fine motor skills some more and who doesn’t love that!
Are you ready? All right then, here we go!
As always, first you’re going to need to gather up your supplies!
Different colored sheets of felt
Paint and a paint brush
Scissors (Forgot this one in the picture! Did I mention it’s been a long week?)
**Tip** Trust me on this! Regular glue will NOT work on felt!
That was a mess that I would rather not relive.
Fold your felt in half and either trace or free hand cut out a Popsicle shape. I obviously didn’t trace anything lol. Just round out the edges of a half-rectangle and you should be good to go!
You should now have 2 pieces of felt that make up your Popsicle shape.
Using your tacky glue, place a thin line of glue around the edge of one of your felt pieces on the inside portion of your Popsicle.
Lay your second piece of felt on top and gently press together where you glued. Let it dry for a bit!
Repeat that process with each color of felt that you are using and while you are waiting for those to dry, go ahead and paint your Popsicle sticks the same colors as your felt.
And voila! You’re done!
Just give all of those colorful Popsicle sticks to your toddler and have fun matching them to their “Popsicle.”
I love these because not only are they fantastic for teaching toddlers colors but they make a great quiet time or busy bag activity! Throw some in a bag and make the next time you’re sitting in the doctor’s office waiting room a little more educational!