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When I first received our rainbow building blocks from Jolly B for Kids I was very excited. They are beautifully made, bright and colourful. Definitely one of those toys that does not belong in a toy basket or chest but must be displayed!
Since they were incorporated into our toy room they have become a staple in many play ideas, from arches for trains to drive under to homes for fairies.
But they also make a great learning tool especially for learning colours.
You can use them in a thousand and one sorting activities from pom poms to caps. Recently my three year old has discovered my stash of craft gems.
She loves playing with them and incorporating them into her play. So when I said let’s do an activity using them and our rainbow building blocks she was very excited!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
Arrange your rainbow building blocks in a curved line as pictured.
Put all the gems into a pile. Pick out one and then ask your toddler and preschooler to put it in the matching rainbow arch.
My three year old turned this into a fun game. Where the gems were trying to find their friends (other similarly coloured gems) but had to ask all the other coloured gems where their friends were first.
This activity was a total hit. My three year old loves gems. They are shiny and sparkly and something we don’t play with everyday and the rainbow building blocks provided a unique way of sorting them.
When doing sorting activities, find something that interests your toddler or preschooler. Whether it’s cars or pom poms and you will have them hooked.
This activity was so simple to set up, required no prep and entertained my three year old for such a long time. It was also a great activity to help practice fine motor skills.
Looking for other ways to incorporate your rainbow building blocks in learning activities. Try Rainbow Numbers – A missing number activity.
WILL YOU TRY RAINBOW BUILDING BLOCK GEM SORTING WITH YOUR TODDLER OR PRESCHOOLER? PIN IT FOR LATER!