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

Teaching Toddlers Green Week

Back from a much-needed vacation and tackling green! This week is kind of like last, not as many activities to dive into but still lots and LOTS of color!

Activities/playthings to give your kiddo throughout the week:

Monday:

  • We start every week off by putting a handful of green items on our felt board (see more below) and talk about their purpose and color!
  • Give your little one an object from the activities list above.
  • This one is so easy…Eat Green!! Even if your kiddo doesn’t love the thought of vegetables, you can incorporate a green colored juice (courtesy of weelicious), green popsicles, kiwi, green goldfish, dyed potatoes/rice/noodles, etc. Get creative!

Green Alligator - Hand and FootprintTuesday:

  • Add a few items to your felt board and review/play!
  • Give your little one an object from the activities list above.
  • Green Play Doh: Every child loves to sculpt, mush, and play in something gooey. I played along with my son and created green animals (like a frog and an alligator) and the letter G to keep my toddler learning!

Wednesday:

  • Add a few items to your felt board and review/play!
  • Give your little one an object from the activities list above.
  • Play with Green Slime  a Green Sensory Bottle. I tried so hard to make green slime work but I followed two different recipes and both were a total disaster! I ended up combining them both in one zip top baggy thinking that at least G could play with it that way…not nearly as cool inside of a baggie as I had hoped – *sigh* – so I scratched the whole idea and tried the sensory bottle instead. That plan was much better.

Green Week Green Toad - Footprint Green Week

 

Thursday:

  • Add a few items to your felt board and review/play!
  • Give your little one an object from the activities list above.
  • Toddler hand and footprint animals! This week we added an alligator and a toad to our Alphabet Animal book.

Friday: Review Day!

  • Recap red, orange, yellow, and green by playing with different colors on your felt board. I organized each color to a different quadrant of the board!
  • Sort straws with the four colors we have learned!
  • Popsicle Stick Play: Check out this activity for organizing colors!

Green Week - Felt BoardFelt Board: We can’t get enough of this fun learning activity! Little G jumps at the chance to play with it every morning. What a great teaching tool?!

  • Head of Lettuce/Cabbage
  • Lettuce Leaf (for a sandwich)
  • Dinosaur
  • Broccoli (or a clover, mine resembles both – ha!)
  • Evergreen Tree
  • Green Balloon
  • Avocado
  • Peas in a Pod
  • Green Crayon
  • Pear
  • Stalk of Corn with Green Leaves
  • Cactus
  • Green Palm Tree
  • Green Star
  • Tractor
  • Lime Wedge
  • Turtle
  • Frog

Book Suggestions:

Tip of the Week:
If you have a little girl (and she will let you) paint her nails green or snap green bows in her hair! Have a little boy? Try some green socks and shoes or a green bow-tie!

I struggled to come up with a lot this week due to my trip – so help me out! How have you helped your little one learn the color green? 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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