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