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Sorting Coins (& U.S. Coin 3-Part Cards)

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.


From: Sweet Pea is very interested in putting money into her piggy bank so I thought she would like to learn more about coins. I found this coin sorting activity at the Activity Mom.


A variety of different coins. Coin cards. (I created my […]

Memory Matching Game with Hershey’s Kisses

Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This easy activity was from The Activity Mom. (Her site has a whole bunch of fantastic ideas and you should definitely check it out if you haven’t yet.)

Note: We used simple Christmas words for this activity, but you could also draw shapes for younger tots, use […]

Button Outline Matching

Sweet Pea is 39 months old.

From: I found this great post full of ideas for buttons at The Activity Mom.


A bag of plastic craft buttons. (We got ours from Micheal’s.) A thin tipped marker A piece of paper.


Select several different shaped buttons. Use the marker to draw […]

Matching Color Shades

Sweet Pea is 37 months old.

From: I saw this on Giving Up on a Clean House, Crunchy and Green, and Chasing Cheerios. Also, the Montessori Color Tablets, Box #3 exercise is a somewhat similar activity.


Paint sample cards. Select 2 identical sheets for each color you want to use. Clothespins. Scissors. Glue. […]

Letter Search with Stickers

Sweet Pea is 36 months old.

From: The Activity Mom did this quick letter matching activity, which I think originally came from Crunchy and Green.


Alphabet stickers. (You can get these almost anywhere. We found ours at Target.) Letter matching worksheets. (Start with the partial alphabets worksheets on the top row and only […]

Letter Matching Eggs

Sweet Pea is 35 months old.

From: I am not sure where I first saw this idea, but This Little Project posted about a letter matching egg game and Crunchy and Green also posted about it, along with some other good ideas for plastic eggs.


26 Plastic eggs. Permanent marker. 2 Baskets or […]

Color Tablets, Box #2

Sweet Pea is 33 months old.

From: Color Tablets are another traditional Montessori activity. I found a simple version of this activity in the book Teach Me To Do It Myself by Maja Pitamic and another good description in Basic Montessori: Learning Activities for Under-Fives by David Gettman.


12 color tablets, which can […]

Matching Game

Sweet Pea is 29 months old.


6-12 pairs of matching picture cards. ( I found a cute little Nemo Matching Game in Target’s Dollar Spot, but obviously you could play this with any Memory card game set or even make your own.)


Go […]

Color Matching Wheel

Sweet Pea is 25 months.

From: This from Carissa’s Learning Wheel idea at 1+1+1=1.


1 piece of heavy white paper or cardstock. 6 different colors (red, blue, yellow, purple, green, orange) of cardstock or construction paper. A laminator or press and seal lamination pockets. (Optional, but good if you want to […]

“Sound Eggs” or “A Descent into Hysteria”

Blissful Moments [Link Removed because the blog is now private.] had a great idea for tot school of using plastic Easter eggs as a sound matching activity. I had seen something like this a while ago and was interested in the idea of using the eggs as containers. I was pretty enthusiastic […]