This busy activity is great for toddlers and babies (supervised!) for color concepts, shape and texture exploration, transferring skills, language development, and so much more! Grab some child-friendly Christmas ornaments, a basket or bin, and get ready for some excitement from your tot!
Ornament Sorting Basket for Toddlers
This day of play involved sorting, matching, memory, and just plain fun!
We took a few ornaments off of the tree and put them in a basket. My little guy just loved this game because he has been trying to play with these for weeks now! All of the ornaments on our tree are fairly kid-friendly, so I figured why not? I picked two of each color so there could be some matching, some of the same size and some different, some smooth, and some rough. We had to have a few sparkly too for my daughter:)
My 4 year old had fun sorting them by color and sorting them by biggest and smallest…
We also had fun playing a game of memory. I would put a few it the basket and my daughter would take a look, then turn her head and cover her eyes while I took one away. She had to try to remember which one is missing.
It was also fun sorting them by texture, the ones on the left had sparkles and the ones on the right were smooth and shiny! This is a great way to work on vocabulary as well as learning about textures for my little guy. He is learning new words every day and trying his hardest to repeat.
And do babies love anything more than putting things in and out of a basket?!?
We had so much fun with this easy Christmas activity!