I saw this idea at LearningWith Bella. Take a Pringles can and punch holes in the lid. Use permanent markers and color around each hole. Find 2-3 pipe cleaners of each color and let your child put the pipe cleaner in the same colored hole. B’s favorite part….to take the lid off and dump them out!
With a younger child just punch one hole in the middle of the lid and let them practice putting them in the hole (without having to match the colors). Be careful though, sometimes the ends of pipe cleaners are sharp.