As Gracie is approaching the 1 year mark (still blowing my mind here!) her capacity to learn things seems to exploding! You can just see the wheels churning as your ask her to point out the animals in a book, find you the toy you asked for, share her food, or help “clean” the kitchen. The other day my mom and I had four different colored blocks out. We asked Gracie to find the yellow one. I promise that she
found, was coaxed to, somehow got the yellow one three times! Later when my dad tried to ask her to find the yellow one, we didn’t have as much luck, but hey, she’s not even one yet, so I think we’ll be ok! In the spirit of trying to find fun new activities for Gracie to do inside and encompass some new learning aspects, I came up with the idea of doing themed color boxes. The first day I threw all the yellow toys I could find into a box. We talked (ok, I talked and Gracie listened attentively) about each different object and how they all were different textures, shapes, and sizes, but all YELLOW! Later that night we even put yellow food coloring into the bath, along with some of her yellow toys. The food coloring does not stain the bath, bath toys, or skin, so this is super easy and fun!
This definitely isn’t something that I am doing everyday.Every few days I have been trying to switch out what’s in the box, and then put that color into the bath when we think if it. It helps give Gracie a new perspective on how to play with some of her toys, and helps make bath time even more fun. Here are some more pictures of a few different colored boxes we have put together to play with.