I love being a stay-at-home mom! Summer was great because we moved into a house in the country with a huge backyard and we were always venturing outside to explore and play. Now that fall is officially upon us, the colder, damp weather has kept us indoors and we’ve had to get a creative so that we don’t end up doing the same things every day! My little man is so smart and I want to keep up with his passion for learning by creating new and fun activities. Here are a couple things that we’ve come up with so far!
The Color Game
This one is simple! I took a box of Fruit Cheerios and some colored mixing bowls and set them out for my little man.
He didn’t need much prompting. He loved dumping one bowl into another bowl. We tried sorting by color, but he was too excited about dumping them into other bowls! As he gets older, sorting by colors will be easier, and counting, too (we can only get up to 10). While he was playing, we talked about which were the little bowls and which were bigger bowls. We also used Baby Sign Language to talk about the different colors of the bowls.
He could also snack as he played, which he really enjoyed! I got out my muffin pan so that we could count out cereal into each tin, but again, he was more interested in dumping the bowls over the pan. We’ll try again another time!
Overall, it was a simple and successful game that kept us busy for about an hour before he started making a mess, which was my cue that he was done!