What is an “Un-Toy”? At 4C Play & Learn we refer to things that most people have around the house that can be turned into play materials as “Un-Toys”. These inexpensive items can provide hours of fun for children while they practice important developmental skills. This month: Paint Sample Matching
Clothespins (spring type)
Paint sample cards with 3-4 colors on one sample (2 of each) (available at most home improvement stores like Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, etc.)
Scissors and glue
Cut a piece of each color sample the width of the handle of a clothespin
Glue each piece on a separate clothespin
Encourage the child you care for to find the matching colors and clip the clothespin on the card.
*Because paint sample cards typically have different shades of the same color, it is a more challenging activity than most color matching games that use only primary and secondary colors.
Fine motor skills
Pincer grasp (used for writing)
Geometry concept of sorting and classifying objects