Do you have a playdate coming up with toddlers or preschoolers? Are you looking for an easy activity or craft to do with them? I came up with a couple of VERY basic crafts for toddlers/preschoolers to do using stuff you probably have around your house. And it takes no time at all to multiply it for the group size you have.
Our toddler loves puzzles! She doesn’t always get every one of them, but they are fascinating to her. I love that she is interested in them because they are one of my absolute favorite things to do (during all that free time I have).
In light of this fact, I had a brainstorm the other day that involved felt. I seem to be having quite a few of those lately. This particular brainstorm resulted in a rainbow puzzle for her to work with. It is a perfect quiet time activity for little ones. It will help reinforce the concepts we are currently teaching G about colors and will be a fun fine motor activity for her, too!
I created this without a pattern; but it was very easy to put together.
To make you need:
- Felt in red, orange, yellow, blue (I used two different shades), green, purple, and white
- Scissors (I used fabric scissors)
- Take the purple felt and cut out a small semi-circle from the edge. Place the semi-circle over the green felt and cut a semi-circle 1/2 inch larger than the purple one.
- Take the purple semi-circle and cut a 1/2 inch strip off of the top to create a curve.
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the remaining colors in reverse color spectrum order (blue, yellow, orange, red).
- Cut free-form clouds out of the white felt.
- Place onto full sheet of blue felt in a rainbow.
G enjoyed “making rainbows” all week and she did it so artfully (one of the results):