Recently, my daughter asked me if I could make some color actvities for my granddaughter since she was still having some trouble with some of her colors. I collect and save a lot of things. Lately, I have been saving water bottles. I had some of the smaller ones that my daughter used at one of their parties and thought I could use these.
I like incorporating the colors of the rainbow as much as I can. I had six small water bottles that needed to be cleaned up a bit. I took off the label and then used googone to get off all the stickiness. While they were drying I gathered up the materials that I would use – balloons, beads, construction paper, crepe paper, pipe cleaners, straws, and anything else that I could find that would work with the water bottles.
When the bottles were dry I added the different things to the bottles. This is something you can have your child help make to help reinforce colors. After the various material was in the bottles I hot glued the lid. My toddler granddaughter would be playing with them also and I didn’t want her to get any of the small parts that were inside the bottle.
Once you have the bottles made there are several additional things your child can do with them. You can cut pieces of felt or construction paper for each color and have them match the bottle to the color felt or paper.
You can choose a color bottle and then have them find something that is that color. You can play a guessing game with them – for the child who is talking, you line up the bottles on the table and go over the colors. You have your child cover their eyes and you take one bottle away and they have to guess what color is missing.