Sharing one game we play at home that my toddler absolutely loves! We call it the Color Basket, because the materials we need are all in a basket.
– Different miniatures/ toys in specific colors you want for your game (I decided to stick with the primary colors)
– A die (or any cube from your child’s blocks – color each side with the colors of your items)
– A containter (basket, tub, basin — it’s up to you!)
HOW WE PLAY:
* We roll the die, then choose an item in that color.
* Nobody wins. It’s just a game of choice and color recognition – I go for non-competitive games to encourage my child to enjoy the game more than the concept of winning.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN PLAY THIS:
* I-spy! We also love doing this. But for I-spy, I put all sorts of miniatures and not mind the colors. This is great for language!
* Counting work – when you’re done with the pieces, you can count how many blue you have, or how many red.
* Guess What I’m Thinking – This is a great language game for older children. You can silently choose an item from the basket. Then just give clues. Ex: It’s yellow. It is used as a tool for carpentry. Then the other one will guess what item you silently picked.