Spring Craft : Color Matching Garden

SPRING CRAFT COLOR LEARNING
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After the fun we had with our paper plate ABC garden we decided to do a fun colors spring craft for  my toddler. Even though we are officially into Spring, we are so ready for the nicer weather and cheery flowers not to mention outdoor gardening. To satisfy our need for bright flowers and bugs we managed to pull together an easy spring craft that teaches colors.

materials neede for spring craft

Things we used
  • Foam stickers (flowers and insects)
  • Colored crafts sticks
  • Play dough
  • Small cups
  • Easter Grass (optional)

With some foam stickers, a sorter of any kind and brightly colored craft sticks I invited my toddler to play “color matching garden”

We sorted the sticker into colors first.  I tried to keep the number of stickers to a reasonable number because hello! toddlers and long attention spans? Once we sorted out the colors, I pulled out the colored craft sticks and placed them on the table and announced” how about we match the colors and stick the flowers and bugs on the sticks”

It was met with an enthusiastic “Yes” and off we went to peel, stick and match.

Peeling for fine motor practice.

fine motor play in spring craft

Sticking for hand to eye coordination.

fine motor with stickers in spring craft

Sorting, matching and counting for color concepts and counting practice.

sorting and stickers in spring craft

With this spring craft we were working on fine motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination, color concepts and math via counting. How is that for a good dose of play-based learning? Stickers teach? You can say that again!
Here is our spring craft masterpiece all nice and arranged.

craft sticks color matched with stickers spring craft

Our color matching did not end there. We need a garden to set up our plants.

I placed the same colored play dough in cups and plates and had my toddler match the crafts sticks to the play dough and plant her craft stick.

That’s another time to reinforce colors and to make a pretty indoor garden.

color garden with play dough in a spring craft activit

Our garden in all its craft stick glory.

SPRING CRAFT COLOR LEARNING

Fill it up with some Easter grass and tada! kid made color matching garden. So with stickers, craft sticks and play dough have a ball making this fun spring craft

Spring craft color garden using craft sticks

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Highlights

  • There are 25 unique baby/toddler play ideas.
  • The activities for babies and toddlers are explained very thoroughly with bright pictures and clear step-by-step instructions.
  • The ideas are very simple and perfect for busy new moms of babies and toddlers.
  • You will get exposed to 25 new blogs where the women behind the blogs share so many ideas for baby play, toddler play, preschooler play and up.
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  • There is a wide range of activities with classic baby play, sensory play, homemade toys and many learning activities.

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