Matching colors – a rainbow wheel

Well,Β  well after this colourful popsicle sticks, lil A definitely took to learning colours and now she can name almost 10 colours πŸ™‚ I really did not have time for more activities, but that did not deter her enthusiasm πŸ™‚

She loved mom colouring and she took to learning the names (of the colours) of those colour pencils.
And then she simply got bored with all her toys since a week .. Every single toy I bring out, She tells me “Amma idhi vaddhu amma, inkoti kaaavaali ammmmaa” (not this, another one please) and these days she is diligently packing up and giving away to me as well. So much for trying to set up discipline and responsibility. (She is doing this only when she is not happy with the toys u see πŸ˜› not everytime πŸ˜‰ )

All the toys i stocked here at Vizag are exhausted and she wanted new ones. So I decided to do a couple of DIY activities for her today…

She went out to beach with my promise that a new game would await her by the time she returns ..
I loved the look on her face with my mention of new game .. Absolute ecstasy.. but what amused me was the look on the father, my hubster .. he seemed utterly delighted as well πŸ˜€

Coming to activity #1, I had some coloured wooden pegs lying around and the amazon hauls have left me with lot of cardboard πŸ˜‰

So I decided a simple rainbow wheel with crayons and those wooden pegs for her to match ..

I still have to see how good she can handle those pegs, but definitely a good one to start.

rainbow wheel 1

And then here you go the final finished piece of rainbow wheel.


And then this is not the end of the story. Do you want a dash of expectation vs reality mishap? Here you go πŸ˜‰ what Aadya decided to do with the rainbow wheel?
Oh spin it like a wheel anf that too .. like a boss!!!! πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜…

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39 thoughts on “Matching colors – a rainbow wheel

  1. Haha I love the dose of reality at the end. what I love about your ideas is that they’re all low budget and easy to pull together with the things we have at home. Lucky A (and M!)

    1. Thank you so much .. I was on bedrest while I wanted to do something for my elder one .. I guess my sheer necessity for simple activities was why it clicked ..

      Do check the other activities too ..

  2. Great idea for a matching activity. This activity imaprts learning with fun. And to top it the fact that it’s simple and easy to DIY. My baby is still a baby but this goes in my list of activities to do with her πŸ™‚ thanks for the idea.

  3. That’s a great way to learn colors. My son is very fond of colors and we find a game every morning while walking to school. We call out a color and then find three items in our surroundings of that color. He loves it.

  4. Haha…spin it like a boss baby :D, I am going to try this cool DIY as we have recently started spotting colors and my son is totally in love with pink, blue and white color, that’s what he know as of now, hope this activity bring lots of fun πŸ™‚

  5. This is such a cool and fun activity… Thank you for this! Karma knows all her colours now and I think she will have a good time matching them. She loves matching activities so I’m doing this for sure.

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