Ages: [18M +]
I had to do at least ONE apple 🍎🍏activity since September is already half way done! We recently went apple picking and E is still talking about it so I thought this one might grab her attention while I sneak in some color identification 🗣 and sorting.
The set up is super simple and easy 🙌🏼! I quickly drew a tree on paper and grabbed some red and green construction paper as our sorting mats. For the apples, I used some recycled pouch lids and pom-poms because that's what we had 🤷🏻♀️. The goal is to pick the apple, identify the color (⚠️ noun first then adjective), and sort on the corresponding color mat.
👩🏻🏫 A quick note- your child's ability to recognize different colors typically begins around 18 months, but it usually takes a bit longer for children to NAME colors (usually one color by age 3). So this activity is all about exposure 💡. E (19M) isn't showing much interest in colors yet but will attempt to name them when asked (she kind of knows green, red, blue, and yellow just not very accurately)... and that's totally okay with me 👌🏼. We did this activity together with lots of support and modeling and then E attempted on her own, as shown in the video 😂👏🏼.
P.S. Don't forget to supervise and guide your child while they explore!