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

IIIIIIIT’S YELLOW WEEK! Could it get any cheerier? The color yellow has been proven to boost your mood, give you more energy, and make you smile. So do not fear the yellow, go overboard!

This week was a bit of a challenge for me as I was preparing to head out-of-town. I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to but I still think we accomplished a good amount. In fact, it was kind of nice to slow it down after all the lesson planning I have done lately. If you’ve followed along with the Teaching Toddlers series, you’ll probably appreciate the yellow agenda as well – so let’s get started!

Yellow Week - Collage

Activities/playthings to give your kiddo throughout the week:

  • Toddler Tube Drop: in yellow, of course!
  • Pom-Pom Bottle Drop: So easy, so entertaining.
  • Hide colored objects in your noodle bin and have your little one play around to find them!
  • Color with yellow chalk on black construction paper or on a chalkboard!
  • Mess Free Paint-Bag: G loved to shake and squish this around so be sure to use a double zip baggie (best to tape or glue shut) and avoid your carpet! I did use washable paint in case there was an accident, which there wasn’t – hallelujah!
  • Yellow Color Jar: One of the simplest yet most effective tools for teaching colors. If you’re an organized mommy you will love this!

Yellow Week - Yellow

Yellow Week - Stickers

Yellow Week - Stickers

Monday:

  • As we do every day, we put a handful of yellow items on our felt board (see more below) and talked about their purpose and color!
  • Give your little one an object from the activities list above.
  • Place yellow stickers of different sizes, shapes, and objects on a piece of yellow paper. They will be so fascinated with the stickiness of this simple project. My little one carried it around and showed everyone for the next couple of days – he was so proud!
  • Play with yellow alphabet magnets! What kid doesn’t love taking things off and putting things back on?

Tuesday:

  • Add a few items to your felt board and review/play!
  • Give your little one an object from the activities list above.
  • Yellow Food Day: We had bananas, mac and cheese, applesauce, corn, and vanilla pudding throughout the day. I gave G the pudding as a snack and let him get messy! He liked the gooey feeling in/on more than just his mouth!
  • Finger Paint with Yellow: I bought him some paint but if you would rather make your own, Creative Parties Games and Activities has a ton of great finger paint recipes!

Wednesday:

  • Add a few items to your felt board and review/play!
  • Give your little one an object from the activities list above.
  • Did you like our Paper Apple Craft? You’ll love the simplicity of this one as well. Today we made the simplest Paper Plate Bee!

Footprint Bee

Paper Plate Bee

Footprint Duck

 

Thursday:

  • Add a few items to your felt board and review/play!
  • Give your little one an object from the activities list above.
  • Play with yellow playdoh! We stuck ours to different toys and peeled it away to reveal new textures, we made balls, we pulled it apart and put it in containers, and we squished – A LOT. This seriously entertained him for such a long time and it’s a great independent play activity.
  • Make a bee and a duck out of your toddlers footprints…We added this to our in-progress Alphabet Animal book – so exciting to see it come together!

Friday: Review Day!

  • Recap red, orange, and yellow by playing with different colors on your felt board.
  • Sort straws with the three colors we have learned!
  • Make a lion’s mane
  • Play with your mess-free paint bag: squirt red, squirt yellow, and let your little one combine it together to make….orange! All three colors. No mess for Mommy.

Yellow Week - Felt

Felt Board:

  • Bananas
  • Raincoat and Rainboots
  • Lemon Slice
  • Sunshine
  • Sun with Clouds
  • Yellow Balloon
  • School Bus
  • Yellow Circle
  • Corn
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Yellow Fish
  • Pineapple
  • Swim Flippers

Because I didn’t include as many as the previous weeks, here are some other ideas: Lightening, Duck, Flower, Lemonade, Bee, Helicopter, Moon, Giraffe, Lion, Marker, Light Bulb, and Mustard.

Book Suggestions:

Tip of the Week:
Use colored utensils, bibs, cups, plates, etc. Keep oversaturating your kiddo with color!

What other ways have you helped teach your toddler the color yellow? Are you growing flowers? Playing with scarves? Reading Books? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below! As always, 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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