Card. (from my own supply)
Bottle tops. (£1 for Willko)
1. Measure and cut out strips of card, make as many as you want and adjust length depending on how complex a patten combination you desire.
2. Stick the self adhesive colour dots in different combinations onto the cards.
3. Stick the self adhesive colour dots on to the inside of the bottle tops.
4. Once the cards and bottle tops are made put in a ziplock bag and add to your busy bag collection.
The object of this activity is to help little ones with colour recognition and introduce the idea of patterns, the child covers each dot on the card with the same coloured bottle top.
One thing I would suggest is if your little one is like Little Boy Blue make enough colour tops to cover every activity card, I had originally made enough tops for a few activity cards thinking they could be taken off and reused for the next card but as you may see in the photo he wanted to cover all the dots on all the cards!
The bottle tops could be used for lots of different activities like dividing into colour groups, as a manipulative for counting/graphing or as play pieces for board games. Let your imagination run wild and let me know what you come up with.