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Toddler Activity - Match The Splats

Christine O'Neill
14 Mar 2021

This is a great little activity to work on colour recognition, fine motor skills and vocabulary. Plus, it’s simple to make, play and tidy away! 

All you’ll need is cardboard, wooden pegs and markers. I’ve used chalk markers here because I like how vibrant they are, but you can use felt-tips or paint if you like. 

Simply draw on a “splat” of each colour onto your cardboard. As you can see, I cut my cardboard out in the shape of a paint pallet but of course, this is optional. 

Now add the colours you’ve used to the tip of each peg so your little one can match up the colours. Using the pegs is good for fine motor skills, alongside hand-eye coordination. If your little one is starting to recognise letters, you could write the colours on the splats too. You can adjust this if your little one can’t use pegs just yet, you could paint pebbles or even find objects around the home that match the ones on your board. 

This is a great way to work on vocabulary.

I like to sit with my daughter and each time she points to a colour we discuss it. I’ll tell her the name of the colour and we find something else to match e.g “Look, this building block is blue!” 

Be sure to tag @appycreations and myself @playwithmillie in any pictures you take. Have fun matching!


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