Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Color Can" – Age 2

Color Recognition, Sorting, Motor Skills

Gather three empty cans and cover the lip of each with masking tape to protect against sharp edges. Cover the outside of each can with a different color of construction paer, such as yellow, red, and blue.

Now let your child sort his small toys such as colorful plastic building blocks into the three cans – blue blocks into the blue can, red blocks into the red can, etc. Or, create your own sorting items by cutting assorted shapes from red, yellow, and blue construction paper.

CAUTION! Monitor your child closely during this activity. Small items can pose a choking hazard.


Source: Bright and Beyond, Smart & Simple Age 2 Activities to do with your Child, 24-36 months. Available at
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