With the 4th of July right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to do some toddler learning with red, white and blue! Start out the activities by sharing the American flag. Talk about the flag with your toddler. What colors are on the flag? Count the red and white stripes. What shapes are on the flag? Count the stars. LM enjoyed waving the flag and talking about it. Next, we said the pledge of allegience together. He did his best repeating after me. Indivisible is a hard word for a 2 year old!
This was LM’s favorite activity. He enjoyed ringing the bells as he put them in each star. We counted to ten and then started all over again!
LM was a bit cranky when we did this activity, so it didn’t go over as well as I had envisioned. I’m glad we chose to count to 5, because my original plan was to count to 10, keeping a red, white, and blue pattern. We talked about the star shape and the colors of the stars. Next, I guided him to count stars. We talked about the number on each cookie monster card. You can use any type of numbers or make your own. I decided to pull out my Cookie Monster cards from our Sesame Street Learning Kit. I thought it would be fun to count with Cookie Monster!