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July 24, 2014 |
Sharing a really fun, super easy and surprisingly in-expensive idea for you toddler mama’s today! At 17 months my little one is in full-blown play mode all day, every day. While it’s so rewarding to see her play independently and discover new things on her own, I also wanted to keep some learning woven into her day, so I decided to come up with an interactive and colorful solution! She’s very much into colors, letters and numbers and is interested in learning more about them, so knowing that sorting is an imperative learning skill, I decided to make her these sorting boards that will be dedicated to mastering colors for now. I decided to use cookie sheets from the Dollar Tree and found random objects (and classic magnetic letters) that I could attach magnets to and make them function as sorting objects. The whole project cost under $20 and I cannot tell you how much she loves it. She ends up taking every magnet off, I mix them up and, together, we work on placing them all back on their respective board. A cheap thrill for us both! See below for materials used and DIY instructions…
-Assorted objects: I got all of these random things (including magnetic letters) from Dollar Tree $5
-Pre Cut Letters: 1 pack of each color, I also got these from Dollar Tree $4
-Magnets: Hobby Lobby (used my 40% off coupon) $5
Elise @ Cheers Yall says
July 24, 2014 at 2:44 PM
Cute and easy! And perfect developmentally too!! Props, mama! xx
Summer Hogan says
July 24, 2014 at 5:22 PM
So so cute! Great job friend!
Bethany DeVore says
July 24, 2014 at 7:09 PM
So cute!! I'm sure my little one would love this too!
Irene Toohey says
July 25, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Great idea! I need to do this with my little guy! Also congrats on the launch of the shop! Looks amazing!!
July 28, 2014 at 11:56 PM
Very cute idea for the little ones.
September 14, 2016 at 2:01 PM
I have two 2/12 year olds in my childcare . We are tring to teach them their colors and this is an awesome idea ! Thank you for sharing it !
Style Your Senses says
September 15, 2016 at 7:36 AM
Kim- I’m SO glad that you like it! It’s worked great for us 🙂 xoxo
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