Stoplight Color Sort
As part of our study of transportation, our toddlers became fascinated with stoplights. There was a period where I could not drive anywhere without having "RED LIGHT!" and "GREEN LIGHT!" shouted excitedly from the backseat at every corner. We did a variety of activities to practice recognizing and identifying these two colors during this period. Here is one:
Practice sorting with your child the first time or two. I arrange the cups and colored sticks in a tray on the shelf in their playroom. When they discovered it, I asked if they wanted to practice sorting with me.
I modeled taking a green stick from the tray and said "Hmm...this looks green. Can you find a green cup?" If they can do this they can likely tackle the activity on their own. If they can't, again describe your thought process out loud. "To me these colors look different. I think this green stick looks similar to this cup. What do you think?" and so on. After a while, step back and let them take over the lead. If they don't get every stick sorted correctly or they are interested in doing something else with them, don't worry and try again another day.
(If you don't have colored cups or baskets, use construction paper to wrap around a cup)
Various Objects that are RED and GREEN. (We used blocks and popsicle sticks)
*If you have been working on transportation themes, you can tie in a discussion about the red and green things you see when in transport (such as stop lights).
*Practice color names with a Montessori 3 Lesson.
*Go for a walk at look at a Stoplight up close.
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