Monday, September 9, 2013

Color Practice: Throwing blocks

Little Guy is getting pretty good at recognizing different colors.  As a way to practice, I will have him identify colors of various things.  One thing that works well for this is a set of rubber blocks.  In the set, there are 2 blue, 2 red, 2 yellow, 2 green, and 2 orange.  In addition to practicing color recognition, we can use these blocks to work on some large motor skills; in this case, throwing.

I gave Little Guy the blocks and had him stand at the edge of the carpet.  (This provided a natural boundary that he did not cross and kept him from dropping the blocks into the basket.)  I set a laundry basket about 2-3 feet in front of him.  He had to identify the color of the block, then throw it into the laundry basket.  It turned out quite fun!

Thanks to No Time for Flash Cards for the inspiration for this activity!

How do you incorporate large motor skills into your other learning activities?

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