Rainbow Color and Shape Match Up

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 It is time for another fun busy bag idea for the month.  Last month we shared a Valentine inspired busy bag with you and this month we have a rainbow inspired one to share.  Spring and ST. Patrick’s Day are coming up so the ideas for rainbow inspired fun are stuck in my head.  Having 2 small kids, rainbow activities are great to review and teach colors.  For big brother and I we just love the bright and cheerful colors of the rainbow.  

Rainbow Color and Shape Match Up Busy Bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Color and Shape Match Up

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 What I used/supplies:

 

 

 

felt- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, dark purple for indigo, and violet.  I ended up taking the violet off because I only had one purple color button.  9″ X 12″ Assorted Pack Acrylic Craft Felt – 50 Pcs

 

cork board  Quartet Cork Tiles, Natural, 12 Inch x 12 Inch, Frameless, 8 Pack (108)

 

shape buttons- you can cut shapes from the felt but I took the easy way out with the buttons.  Felt shapes would be better for younger kids who still stick everything in their mouths.   Favorite Findings 3-1/2-Ounce Big Bag of Buttons, Shapes

 

scissors

 

rainbow busy bag

 

 How to make:

 

I stacked the felt on top of each other.  I then took 2 fingers and placed them on the cork board. I counted 2 fingers seven times down the board.  Two fingers wide should give you enough room for 7 felt strips.  Yes you can get a ruler but I just like to wing it. I cut the felt stacked 2 finger lengths and got 7 strips for rainbow felt. I left the violet color out in the end because the pack of buttons I had not yet opened only had one color of purple. 

 

Rainbow busy bag for kids

Now let the learning fun begin.  I set little brother 3.5yr up with the cork board, felt strips, and shape buttons.  I went over the colors of the rainbow with him as he laid the felt strips out.  I then went over the shapes of the buttons as he pulled them out.  Last, I told him he could match the colors up for each strip.  He was set.  I left him to enjoy his Rainbow Color and Shape Match Up felt set.  Big brother came in later and helped go over the shapes with him.  Little brother is a pro at color match up but we are working on a few, tricky for him, shapes to remember.

 

rainbow color and shape match up

 

Since I also have a 2yr I am happy that this is an activity that can be done over and over again.  As baby brother gets older he can use this too.  If I wanted to let him start using it now I would have to cut out felt shapes for him.  He is not ready for buttons unsupervised yet.   I am even considering letting big brother use it for pattern making and simple math. A “get all the use out of it we can” kind of thing.

rainbow color and shape match up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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