So I decided to make a little colour matching game for him....
I bought a bag of wooden egg cups (€7,90 for 8) and eggs (€5 for 10) from Buttinette in France.
I needed 6 eggs and 6 cups so the spares went into the treasure basket that I am putting together for the new baby.
I chose to paint each egg and cup in either red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple using gloss finish acrylic paint. You can see from the photo that each egg had a small hole in the bottom which meant that I could use a wooden skewer to hold each egg as it was being painted. All of the eggs could then be stood up in a cup to dry. By the way you can see from the photos that I did all the painting in the middle of the night because I just couldn't sleep.
The purple and blue look very similar in these photos but they were much more different in reality.
The final step was to put together the activity for Freddy so that he would know what he had to do without being told. I then just left it on his little table and waited to see if he would have a go (this is my new strategy).
The verdict? He loved it! He played on his own for a while naming the colours and then invited me to play with him at which point we both named and matched the colours over and over again. I don't know who had more fun though me painting the eggs and egg cups or him playing with them; is Easter coming soon??