Here’s an activity where I’m guessing you won’t have to spend one dime, just use what you already have! Plastic eggs, crayons, and paper. This was a great activity I found online that I prepared and stored away for after the baby was born. I first gathered the plastic eggs from the basement so that I knew which colors I had to work with. I then colored some mix and match eggs on cardstock.
I gave J both the cards and the plastic eggs and told him his job was to create eggs to match the cards.
This activity offered practice with color recognition, size recognition and fine motor skills.
For younger toddlers/preschoolers: They might need help clicking the egg pieces together, but they can find the correct colors themselves. Some might not yet be able to recognize the size difference in the top/bottom of the egg.
For older toddlers/preschoolers: They can practice placing the eggs together themselves. To add a level of difficulty, be sure to make it clear in your drawing which part of the egg is on top and which is on bottom. This way they not only have to match the correct colors but also the correct part of the egg.
Age attempted: 3 years