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DIY: Fun ways to learn colours #2

Most children are able to name one colour by the time they are 36 months. What you need to know when you will start to learn your kids is that you need to be patient. Because the entire learning process is not a straightforward one. To make it easier you should start with matching colours activities.

To help you make that first step I will show you how you can play with your kids because learning colours should be a lot of fun. Also, my activities are mess free! Which is, I believe, good news for every Mum ­čÖé

Our simple DIY activities:

1. Sorting coloured pompoms with…muffin baking tray!

sorting coloured pompoms activity

I’m sure it will grab the attention of every child. It’s a lovely fine motor activity. You will need coloured pompoms and muffin baking tray. You need to start first to show your toddler how to play. Simply put one pompom of each colour on the bottom of the tray to help guide in colour sorting. My 2-year-old did very well by matching all the colours but after a couple of minutes he was bored and started to mixing all colours together. So, soon we want to add to this activity tongs, tweezers and spoon.

2. Colander and coloured pipe cleaners

activity with colander and coloured pipe cleaners

It’s a very good activity to keep kids busy. We have 4 pipes in each colour. When we start playing I always ask my son to choose all pipes in black colour, red, green etc. He really likes it because he loves to┬ápoke┬áthe pipe cleaners through the holes. Mostly he is interested in┬ápulling them all out and starting again. But I don’t mind because I have couple minutes only for myself and I can drink a warm coffee:) (Yes! Warm! not cold!)

3. Sorting colours with pipe cleaners

 Sorting colours with pipe cleaners activity

Yes, we love pipe cleaners. We used the wooden piece to make a shelf with holes for pipe cleaners. We have about 12 rows and in every row, we have pipe cleaners in different colours. So, if in a first row we have a red pipe cleaner our boy needs to poke there all pipe cleaners in red and same with other colours. He also, helped his Dad to prepare that shelf.


Since we have our son we enjoy simple DIY. We love to prepare activities for him by ourselves. We always ask him to help us because he is excited when he can do a grown-ups stuff. If you know some more learning colours activity please share in comments.

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  • Reply Jessica Goodpaster

    I’m going to have to buy some colorful pipe cleaners ASAP! Thanks!

    23 April 2018 at 19:29
  • Reply Emily

    The pipe cleaner activity looks like so much fun! It is learning colors while working on motor skills.

    24 April 2018 at 16:03
  • Reply Jennifer Brock

    I’m going to have to try the pom pom thing with my son!!!!! We use colored blocked right now!

    24 April 2018 at 20:57
  • Reply Ashley

    I love these ideas! Going to add them to my homeschooling repertoire!

    25 April 2018 at 02:20
  • Reply Jen | Cuddles & Chaos

    Cute ideas! I especially like the pom poms one. My daughters would have loved it!

    26 April 2018 at 04:29
  • Reply freeaklook

    nice post great ideas

    3 May 2018 at 13:08
  • Reply singdong

    wow, This ways are awesome and have some plenty of nice ideas.

    21 May 2018 at 12:19
  • Reply Ohmummymia. Family blog - My son's favourites from Aliexpress - Ohmummymia. Family blog

    […] If you like DIY Aliexpress is a perfect place to find cheap products┬áwhich can help you to create everything you want. We bought small pompoms and felt sheets. If you want to check what we did with them you can find our DIY here┬áDIY: How to teach your toddler to identify colours #1 and here┬áDIY: Fun ways to learn colours #2 […]

    11 June 2018 at 21:48
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