Your toddler’s ability to recognise colours starts to rev up at about the age of 18 months. And learning the names of colours – and being able to sort by colour – is a key skill to encourage over the next year or so, starting with the basic red, yellow, blue, green foursome and gradually moving on to other colours.
Sorting games are a great way to encourage learning colours, and offer some handy fine-motor skill practice, too.
MadeForMums crafter Abi created this amazing colour-sorting game for her daughter Maisie, 2, using card, paper cups, pompoms and coloured pens. And it was such a success, she’s very kindly shared with us a simple, step-by-step guide to how to make it.
Thank you, Abi and Maisie: we love it!
Pic: Abi Walker
Here’s how to make a colour sorter…