Color sorting is great fun for most older toddlers and preschoolers. If you look around your home, I’m fairly certain you’ll find some items that would be great for color sorting. My toddler loves this color sorting busy bag with colorful buttons.
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For this super simple busy bag I gathered several clean peanut butter jar lids. You could easily use whatever small containers you have on hand. Egg cartons and muffin tins work very well, too.
I choose to use this busy bag to sort colored buttons. To make the process easier for Eliya, 2 1/2 years old, I taped one button into the middle of the overturned lids. This gives her an easily recognizable starting point for sorting the rest of the buttons (here are some colorful plastic buttons you could use). You could also tape a small piece of colored paper to the inside of the containers.
Then I placed the lids and a large handful of buttons into the zip-top bag. I made sure there was roughly the same number of buttons for each color.
After she’s used the buttons for awhile I can easily switch out the objects for something new.
Click the link below to download this free printable busy bag label.
In what other simple ways do you help your children identify colors? Leave us a comment below.