Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Colour Sorting {Learning with DUPLO®}

Welcome back to #toolsforlearning! Every Tuesday an awesome team of bloggers will be taking on the challenge of activities with common educational manipulatives! We want learning to be hands-on, interactive and fun! This week we're featuring all things LEGO® and LEGO DUPLO®!

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DUPLO® is such an amazingly versatile manipulative-it can be used for simple construction, art, sensory play and so much more! I love it too as whilst it's designed for smaller children, big kids and even adults still enjoy it too!

I designed this activity for Squiggles (3years) but it still maintained Bubbles' (5years) interest aswell.

Just like our Rainbow Bears activity, this activity was designed to reinforce the concept of colour. However, this activity required even less prep than the Rainbow Bears Sorting Activity, which was necessary as I've been so unwell this week I wound up in hospital!

To begin with, I had the girls bring their beach buckets inside and fill them up with DUPLO® of the corresponding colour. Squiggles' bucket is the blue one and I was quite pleased that we have blue DUPLO® in various shades. This was an excellent challenge for her, to find all different types of blue.

We then filled our paddling pool up and the girls dumped their DUPLO® into the pool. I handed the girls a child-sized fishing net each and challenged them to sort the DUPLO® into the 'correct' buckets.

Unexpectedly, the girls continued to sort the DUPLO®, dump it back in the water, and sort it again for our entire time outside!

Now for the fun part…

Would you try this activity or have you tried another? We want to see! You can share pictures to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Google+. Tag your pictures with  ‪#‎toolsforlearning‬.

Be sure to check out each blogger, as we will each have a different way we enjoy playing and learning with these fantastic resources-leaving you with a list of the best ways to learn with LEGO® and LEGO DUPLO®!
LEGO Addition Mat for Greater Than/Less Than from Life Over C's
Duplo Lego Geoboard from Still Playing School
Duplo Consonant Blends Activity from Learning 2 Walk
Educational Playtime with Duplo - Sorting, Estimating and Building from Crafty Mama in ME
LEGO DUPLO Sight Word Towers from Mom Inspired Life
Build A Lego Catapult from Powerful Mothering
Geometric Blueprints with LEGO from Handmade Kids Art
Slippery Lego Duplo Fine Motor Practice from Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Penguin Ice Cube Counting With LEGO from Preschool Powol Packets
Word Building with LEGOS from Sugar Aunts
Hands-on Science: Creating a Water Cycle Project using LEGO from Edventures with Kids
Lego Tower Subtraction Race from The Kindergarten Connection
Lego: 5 reasons you should use it with your kids from The Usual Mayhem
Lego Heart Marble Maze from Lemon Lime Adventures
Dumping Lego Colour Match Activity from Teach me Mommy
Feed the Duplo Alien from Adventures of Adam
How To Create A Duplo Block Painting from Raising Little Superheroes
Letter Sequencing with Lego Duplo from School Time Snippets
Lego ordering, days of the week from In The Playroom
Dental Flossing with Duplo from Study at Home Mama
LEGO Math Ten Frame Games from Lalymom
Don't forget to use #toolsforlearning on Instagram to share your LEGO® and LEGO DUPLO® learning activities!!  
For more like this check out this post about awesome ways to learn with Rainbow Counters!

Please always supervise your infant/child at play.  Please stay within arms reach and never leave infants/children unattended.  You know you're infant/child best, use your own judgement-considering your infant/child's temperament, habits, behaviour and development before you play with a new play medium.

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