Sometimes I feel like all my crafts on here are aimed towards my oldest child, but now that she’s been in Kindergarten all day I’ve been doing more that are aimed towards our middle and youngest kids. Especially Millie who I worry doesn’t get enough attention around here. Since one thing I’ve been working on her with a lot lately is learning colors, I found the perfect craft for us to do to go along with the new book Colors with Little Fish. And although my bigger kids have their colors down they still wanted to get in on the crafting and have both asked me to read this book on repeat – especially Tripp.
Colors with Little Fish by Lucy Cousins from Candlewick Press is about a little fish on an underwater adventure and all the colorful creatures he finds along the way! It has bright colors and fun rhymes to keep kids engaged as they learn concepts like colors and numbers. It’s a board book so it’s sturdy, so my kids who love to tear pages and flaps out of books can’t mess up this one. Colors with Little Fish is just the latest in the Little Fish series, my kids also are big fans of Little Fish and Mommy! Although the book is aimed for younger kids who loved having it read to them, it was also a good book for Maddie Grace to practice her new reading skills on and she enjoyed reading it to Millie!
So for this craft we found some bright colored foam we already had in our craft room, and I outlined and cut out fish to match the fish in the book in the colors that they are! Then I gave the kids googly eyes, glitter glue, and (washable of course) markers and let them decorate the fish the way they wanted. Millie really loved coloring the fish. Once we were done and let the glue dry we read the book and for each page I asked her to find the matching fish and then we could act out some parts of the book. All of the kids loved this and it was a fun way to engage a fast moving 18 month old and help her learn colors!
What are some activities you’ve done to help a toddler learn colors? I’d love to hear more ideas below!
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