DIY Toddler Sorting Wall 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… What you need: -Cookie Sheets: I got these from Dollar Tree $4 -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 -Hot Glue -Command Strips Total: $18 How to: -Attach magnets to assorted objects/letters with hot glue -Attach command strips to the back of the cookie sheets (I used one along each edge, since they will be tugged at quite a bit) -Attach cookie sheets to wall …I mean could it be any easier?? Isn’t this a cute and easy project?? And of course, you can apply the same concept and use them for sorting vowels, shapes, etc. Happy learning, friends!