LEARNING LOLLIPOPS – plus 3 games to play

LEARNING LOLLIPOPS – plus 3 games to play

We are feeling a bit summery here at Life Unexpected, as you can probably tell by our many beach posts and our recent share of some deliciously healthy homemade lollipops. I seem to have far too many lollipop sticks rolling around in our craft box and thanks to some Pinterest inspiration, we’re continuing our summer theme with a great toddler activity that helps to teach colours: felt learning lollipops!


This activity is perfect for busy bags and the lollipops are really easy to make. All you need is some felt, a pair of scissors, glue (we used pritt stick!) and some lollipop sticks.

The felt is soft and doesn’t easily damage like paper does, and the lollipop sticks are great for little hands to hold. We’ve thought up a few games that you can play with them:

1. Colour matching – Instead of attaching the lollipop stick, write or paint a colour on it’s base. Get your child to match the coloured lollipop stick to the felt top.

2. Get your child to find other toys that match the colour of the lollipop you give them.

3. Make two sets and play snap.

Evie is 16 months old and wasn’t too young for this activity. She loved pointing to the colours and getting me to repeat them. She also really enjoyed tickling her toes with the lollipops and playing peekaboo, proving that with a little imagination there is loads that you can do with these.


Click here for some more great felt lollipop tutorials on Pinterest.

Can you think of any other games you can play with these lollipops?

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  1. July 20, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    Aww what a great activity and wa for them to learn about colours. Looks like Evie is really enjoying it too! Thanks for lining with #MaternityMondays xx

    • July 22, 2015 / 7:31 pm

      Thank you for hosting. It seems to have quickly turned into a daily activity she keeps asking me to do which is great. 😀 x

  2. July 22, 2015 / 6:13 am

    A lovely colourful idea. I too have a rediculous stash of lolly sticks! #sharewithme

    • July 22, 2015 / 7:39 pm

      They just seem to mount up don’t they. But they’re great for so many things! I think I can think of at least 50 things to do with lollipop sticks haha. x

  3. July 22, 2015 / 9:39 am

    Lovely idea and great picture of Evie. If you made a heap of them you could do some sequencing activities, counting games, sorting games….I have my teaching head on now! I wish I could feel a bit more summery, we are having miserable weather here in Scotland!

    • July 22, 2015 / 7:46 pm

      We’ve had miserable weather too! Don’t worry! I think it’s just the middle of the country that has had sunshine. I’m pretending it’s summer by doing lots of summer activities haha. Those are some great suggestions though. There are so many things you can do with them. xx

  4. July 24, 2015 / 7:35 pm

    I love this idea, I’m bookmarking this for when my little one is older 🙂

    • July 27, 2015 / 6:03 pm

      Thank you! We actually use them everyday, which I never thought would happen. And Evie can now say ‘blue’ and ‘yellow’! 😀 It’s great that they really work. x

  5. July 28, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    oo this is a great idea my youngest it 17 months and i always think she’s going to be too young for things but sounds like it went well for you guys thanks for linking up to #kidscorner

    • July 29, 2015 / 4:19 pm

      She’s learnt how to say yellow and blue from using them for just a couple of weeks! They’re great! x

  6. July 28, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Oh these are so cute!!! What a lovely idea for an activity! Thank your for sharing in #KidsCorner x

  7. August 3, 2015 / 9:03 pm

    Ahh these are super cute! Pinned for future use, my guys would love these 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    • August 3, 2015 / 10:34 pm

      Thank you so much. 🙂 Evie’s learnt to say so many colours in a few short weeks since we made them. x

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