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Color and Number Wheels April 7, 2012

Filed under: Crafts,Toddler Busy Bag — MKCoehoorn @ 4:17 am
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When you have small children you are constantly looking for ways to keep them quietly amused while at church or in other public locations.  Since so many toys make noise, you have to get pretty creative to find quiet ones.  Enter the internet.  I found a pin on Pinterest that had links to several activities for toddlers.  I decided to try out a couple for my 3 year old boy.

Color Wheel


8″ round cake board

8 fine point sharpie markers

8 ultra fine point sharpie markers

8 clothes pins


gallon zipper baggie

Use the ruler and the black ultra fine sharpie to divide the cake board into 8 equal sections.  Color in each section with a different color fine point sharpie.  Use the ultra fine sharpies to write the color name in the appropriate color on one side of the clothespins.  Color in the other side with the same color sharpie.  Store in the baggie.

The object is for your little one to see the color of the name and match it to the wedge on the circle, but they can match the colored side if that is what they would rather do.

After one church service I saw that I would need to color the wedges again as the ink had been worn off by the clothes pins.  After recoloring the circle I will add clear contact paper to protect the color in the future.

Number Wheel


8″ round cake board

neon color coding dots


10 clothes pins

black ultra fine point sharpie

gallon zipper baggie

Make 10 marks equidistant around the perimeter of the cake board.  For an 8″ board they would be about 2.5 inches apart (d * pi/10).  Use the sharpie and the ruler to draw a line from one mark to the opposing mark so that you have divided the board into 10 equal wedges.  Place one dot in one wedge.  Two dots in the next.  And so on, going around the board in a clockwise fashion until you have 10 dots in the last wedge.  Number each of the clothes pins 1 – 10, with the numeral on one side and the number spelled out on the other.  Store in the baggie

The object is for your little one to count the number of dots and then clip the correct clothes pin to that wedge.