Matching colors – a rainbow wheel

Well,Β  well after this colourful popsicle sticks, lil A definitely took to learning colours and now she can name almost 10 colours πŸ™‚ I really did not have time for more activities, but that did not deter her enthusiasm πŸ™‚

She loved mom colouring and she took to learning the names (of the colours) of those colour pencils.
And then she simply got bored with all her toys since a week .. Every single toy I bring out, She tells me “Amma idhi vaddhu amma, inkoti kaaavaali ammmmaa” (not this, another one please) and these days she is diligently packing up and giving away to me as well. So much for trying to set up discipline and responsibility. (She is doing this only when she is not happy with the toys u see πŸ˜› not everytime πŸ˜‰ )

All the toys i stocked here at Vizag are exhausted and she wanted new ones. So I decided to do a couple of DIY activities for her today…

She went out to beach with my promise that a new game would await her by the time she returns ..
I loved the look on her face with my mention of new game .. Absolute ecstasy.. but what amused me was the look on the father, my hubster .. he seemed utterly delighted as well πŸ˜€

Coming to activity #1, I had some coloured wooden pegs lying around and the amazon hauls have left me with lot of cardboard πŸ˜‰

So I decided a simple rainbow wheel with crayons and those wooden pegs for her to match ..

I still have to see how good she can handle those pegs, but definitely a good one to start.

rainbow wheel 1

And then here you go the final finished piece of rainbow wheel.

And then this is not the end of the story. Do you want a dash of expectation vs reality mishap? Here you go πŸ˜‰ what Aadya decided to do with the rainbow wheel?
Oh spin it like a wheel anf that too .. like a boss!!!! ??







  1. arounddeeworld

    September 25, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Wow…this is such a great way. There are many toys available in market but the joy of creating a play for your child is unmatchable????. Kudos to you ?

    1. Gayathri

      September 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      True that! Creating an activity/toy! For the children Gives me the utmost happiness πŸ™‚ thanks for the appreciation <3

  2. Haajra Fareen

    September 25, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Popsicle sticks are every child’s favourite. πŸ™‚

    1. Gayathri

      September 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      That they are πŸ™‚

  3. Akshaya

    September 25, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Haha I love the dose of reality at the end. what I love about your ideas is that they’re all low budget and easy to pull together with the things we have at home. Lucky A (and M!)

    1. Gayathri

      September 25, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Both of us can relate to that very well .. πŸ˜€ i just look forward to your activities too πŸ™‚ <3

  4. Zainab

    September 25, 2017 at 9:19 am

    That’s a lovely rainbow πŸ™‚
    I think even I would like to use it as a spinner;))

    1. Gayathri

      September 25, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Haha!! I am guilty too of using it as a spinner ..

  5. Charu Gujjal

    September 25, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    That’s such a simple, creative and useful activity. I wonder why it never clicked me! It’s a wonderful way to keep kids engaged.

    1. Gayathri

      September 26, 2017 at 5:22 am

      Thank you so much .. I was on bedrest while I wanted to do something for my elder one .. I guess my sheer necessity for simple activities was why it clicked ..

      Do check the other activities too ..

  6. Khushboo Periwal

    September 26, 2017 at 2:59 am

    Great idea for a matching activity. This activity imaprts learning with fun. And to top it the fact that it’s simple and easy to DIY. My baby is still a baby but this goes in my list of activities to do with her πŸ™‚ thanks for the idea.

    1. Gayathri

      September 26, 2017 at 5:23 am

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ babies are natural explorers right now ..

  7. dhanyasuresh

    September 26, 2017 at 4:16 am

    Wow! Nice diy! So creative and yet so simple. Wil keep kids engaged… wil try this out on my son.. thank u for sharing

    1. Gayathri

      September 26, 2017 at 5:16 am

      Do try and let me know .. How the little one clicks with it πŸ™‚

  8. Mala

    September 26, 2017 at 5:09 am

    That’s a great way to learn colors. My son is very fond of colors and we find a game every morning while walking to school. We call out a color and then find three items in our surroundings of that color. He loves it.

    1. Gayathri

      September 26, 2017 at 5:15 am

      Wow! Thats a simple activity too .. I am sure my elder one would love it too

  9. Anupriya Gupta

    September 26, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I love this activity. I used the ball pool for my elder one to learn and classify colors. But given the balls our all gone and lost, I am going to use this one for my younger boy.

    1. Gayathri

      September 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      πŸ™‚ we love ball pools too

  10. Neha @growingwithnemit

    September 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Haha…spin it like a boss baby :D, I am going to try this cool DIY as we have recently started spotting colors and my son is totally in love with pink, blue and white color, that’s what he know as of now, hope this activity bring lots of fun πŸ™‚

    1. Gayathri

      September 27, 2017 at 5:51 am

      Hey do try the popsicle sticks activity first .. Before moving to this πŸ™‚

  11. Mahak @babyandbeyondin

    September 27, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Very creative and so easy to DIY. How old is she by the way?

    1. Gayathri

      September 27, 2017 at 5:52 am

      She was under 2 then πŸ™‚

  12. Anisha Agrawal

    September 27, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Such a nice idea .. Will definitely try once she grows up !!

    1. Gayathri

      September 27, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      Bonus .. Its easy and can be made from scraps πŸ™‚

    2. Gayathri

      September 28, 2017 at 1:33 am

      Do let me know how she likes it πŸ™‚

  13. Nayantara | MommyingbabyT

    September 27, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    What a great idea to learn colours and some fine motor activity too. I have some colourful ones around at home. Will try this

    1. Gayathri

      September 28, 2017 at 1:34 am

      Do let me know how the little one liked it πŸ™‚

  14. kreativemommy

    September 27, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Super idea. Great way to teach colours to kids. Sharing this with friends.

    1. Gayathri

      September 28, 2017 at 1:34 am

      <3 thank you so much

  15. momfunda

    September 27, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Wow! That’s such an easy peasy DIY and I’m sure she would have enjoyed playing with it

    1. Gayathri

      September 28, 2017 at 1:33 am

      She still loves it πŸ˜€

  16. Shubhreet Kaur

    September 28, 2017 at 5:51 am

    This is such a cool and fun activity… Thank you for this! Karma knows all her colours now and I think she will have a good time matching them. She loves matching activities so I’m doing this for sure.

    1. Gayathri

      September 28, 2017 at 6:07 am

      Oh yay! Do let me know how karma liked it πŸ™‚

  17. beingamommy

    September 28, 2017 at 7:12 am

    I am a sucker for DIY activities for kids. The best way they learn is by seeing our enthusiasm in teaching them. Great way to teach colours.

    1. Gayathri

      September 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Thanks same here! But i am too lazy .. So the easiest to do .. Works for us πŸ˜€

  18. Neha Jain

    September 28, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    My 3yo loves coloring and she knows most of the color names now. Loved your way of keeping a kid engaged.

    1. Gayathri

      September 28, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ i was on bedrest .. So i was on the lookout for easy DIY πŸ™‚

  19. Tina Basu

    October 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Its great to create things with your kid, kids learn value that way

    1. Gayathri

      October 4, 2017 at 5:14 am

      True πŸ™‚

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