Clothespin Colour Sorting | A to Z of Toddler Activities

January 22, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ A to Z of Toddler Activities,Toys, Books, Activities

This was a quick activity I came up with one rainy day when we were stuck at home.

Just cut up some coloured paper from a scrap book and ask the toddler to match the clothespins to the corresponding papers. It is actually quite challenging for them to figure out how to open the clothespin, then hold it open in one hand and maneuver the paper into it with the other hand. N calls it “feeding the fishies”.

Skills Developed: Hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, colour sorting


If you don’t have coloured paper at home, don’t worry. I’m sure most toddler homes have a ton of blocks lying around and they work great for this activity too.

Clothespin Colour Sorting with Blocks | Baby & Beyond


If you are a parent of a toddler, you know that one of the most frequent questions we have almost on a daily basis is how to keep our toddlers engaged, or what sort of learning games activities can be planned for our kids.

This post is part of a series I am doing on A to Z of toddler activities in 100 words each. Most of these require little to no pre-planning, but wherever any resources are required, I’ll guide you on where you can find those as well.

You can find the complete list of activities here.

100 Words- Week 3 with Mrs. Writes a Latte

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  1. Alpana Deo said on January 26, 2018 5:59 pm:

    This is so simple and handy activity. Best part is we don’t have to look for things. I will need this activity very soon. Heading to other posts to check out others activities now.

  2. Neha said on January 26, 2018 7:30 pm:

    That’s a nice activity. I did something similar, where I just asked my kid to sort all the clips as per color.

  3. Monika Sehdev said on January 28, 2018 7:54 pm:

    Such useful activities for my Toddler. I’m sure he will love doing. Thx for sharing these with us. You are rockstar Mommy.

  4. Sejal Khanna said on January 29, 2018 12:22 am:

    Link bookmarked. Such a simple yet interesting activity. I have everything needed. Thanks for sharing:)

  5. Rohini James said on January 29, 2018 8:52 am:

    Definitely a good motor skills activity for the toddlers. It’s amazing how small simple items can make a good DIY activity.

  6. Kavita Singh said on January 29, 2018 8:57 am:

    Wow, such a simple yet interesting activity to keep kids busy. Thank you for sharing this. I am definitely going to play this with my toddler ?

  7. Amrita Basu (Misra) said on January 29, 2018 9:23 am:

    Feefing the fishes !Thafs so cute.Loved the activity .Quick and easy

  8. Jinal said on January 29, 2018 1:48 pm:

    This is easy peasy. My son know how to open the clothes pin thanks to his dadi… n he will njoi this fun H game

  9. Priyadarshani Panda said on January 30, 2018 6:16 pm:

    such a simple and amazing fine motor activity……i made a colour wheel once you reminded me i need to take that out nd give to my baby