Teaching Toddlers: Blue Week (for Kiddos 15+ Months)

Teaching Toddlers: Blue Week

There is definitely no shortage of activities to do with the color blue – making this my favorite week so far! You can play with sea animals, water (both fake and real), the sky, bathtime bubbles, etc. Check out what we have going on below!

Activities/playthings to give your kiddo throughout the week:

Monday:

  • We start every week off by putting a handful of items on our felt board (see more below) and talk about their purpose and color! This week it’s blue!
  • Give your little one an object from the activities list above.
  • Grab your chalkboard or a black piece of construction paper and start coloring with blue chalk!
  • Build anything you can dream up with blue boxes (think pasta boxes), blue blocks, blue legos, or even by stacking blue cups!

Tuesday:

  • Add a few items to your felt board and review/play!
  • Give your little one an object from the activities list above.
  • Dig out those blue crayons and give your little one some paper. I like to tape my paper to the table so it doesn’t slip and let my little one dot, swirl, and scribble like crazy!

Wednesday:

  • Add a few items to your felt board and review/play!
  • Give your little one an object from the activities list above.
  • Add to your hand and footprint book! This week we made an elephant, an octopus, and a whale.
  • Take a bath filled with blue bubbles! What better night to do this than right after you get done painting? We played with blue bath-safe finger paint, blue bath toys, and blue food coloring to dye the bubbles. It was SUCH a blast (even for me)! And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why we love bath time.

Teaching Toddlers: Blue Week

Teaching Toddlers: Blue Week

Teaching Toddlers: Blue Week

Thursday:

  • Add a few items to your felt board and review/play!
  • Give your little one an object from the activities list above.

Friday: Review Day!

  • Recap red, orange, yellow, green, and blue by playing with different colors on your felt board. I organized each color into a column on the board!
  • Sort straws with the five colors we have learned
  • Get out all of your color jars and have your little one sort the colors between containers
  • Encourage lots of play with your toddler tube drop – can they put the colors in rainbow order? Can they match the correct tube to the correct bucket? (This is where that velcro tube comes in handy!)

Teaching Toddlers: Blue Week
Felt Board:
 
After reviewing items from the day before, we love to start each morning by introducing some new blue things. This is an activity that not only teaches color and object recognition but it’s totally hands on! My toddler loves to grab each item individually, listen to me chat about it, and then put them all back on.

  • Water from a faucet
  • Blue winter coat
  • Little Blue Truck
  • Blue Jeans
  • Blue Owl
  • Blue umbrella
  • Raindrops (on a lightning cloud)
  • Blue swim trunks (or a swimsuit)
  • A blue parrot
  • Blue balloon
  • A blue octopus
  • Blue bird
  • Globe
  • Blue diamond
  • Whale
  • Blue shorts

Book Suggestions:

Tip of the Week:
Ask your little one to point out 5 blue things each day that aren’t toys/daily play items… Whats blue in nature? What about at the grocery store? Do you see blue in art on the walls? Go exploring!

As a natural-born blue lover, I was sad to see this week end. What games did you play this week that taught blue to your toddler? Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and follow us on instagram:DIYandDinosaurs for action shots of our favorite projects and activities!

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