Diversity is one of the most important concepts to add into toddler activities and crafts.
I make sure to do different games with Mila that lets her take in a wide array of different concepts. Some she might not even know she’s learning.
Today’s little game incorporates two of heart favorite things: hearts and colors.
This quick activity doesn’t take long to make and you most likely have all the supplies at home already.
Here’s what you’ll need:
The first thing to do is draw and color in different colored hearts. Then cut them out.
After they’re cut out, trace them on another piece of paper. Here I added the color of the words of the corresponding hearts. That way she’s getting some word recognition while playing.
When you’re done tracing and writing the names, it’s time for your toddler to play.
Obviously, they can use this as a color matching game, but there’s even more to be learned when you engage with them.
While Mila played, we talked about how each shape was a heart. I asked her what made the hearts different. She replied with naming all their colors.
I also showed her that under each heart is the same too. Even if they have different names and colors, they are still always just hearts.
To expand on that, we talked about people have different names, hair, and skin color.
It’s not groundbreaking conversations, but letting her explore differences and still loving all the hearts is so important. There’s no bad colors, they’re just different on the outside.
I can’t wait to laminate this set up so we can keep on playing! It will definitely grow with her as she learns to read and spell.
If you try this activity out, let me know how it goes in the comments.