Love, Joleen: "Colors" Swap for Tots Packages

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"Colors" Swap for Tots Packages


Recently Teryn and I hosted our first Swap for Tots. We were each paired up and asked to send packages to each others' little ones with the theme "colors". Benjamin and I got paired up with Josiah and his mommy. Elizabeth is a photographer in New York and you can see all her gorgeous photos on her Instagram feed, @elizabethmadia. We decided to put together a "rainbow" package for Josiah and here's what we sent:
I really enjoyed making these activities for him! The first was a color matching activity:
 I made this rainbow puzzle on the backside of a mini chalkboard.
 We included colored chalk for the board. 
Lastly, was this felt color wheel for more color-matching with clothespins. It's great for practicing colors but also for gross motor skills development (strengthening little hands and fingers). I'm currently making 10 more of these for a busy bag swap I'm hosting later this month!
Elizabeth sent me these incredibly sweet photos of Josiah with his new goodies:
Here are photos of Benjamin receiving his awesome package from Josiah: (Please excuse the grain.. the lighting wasn't great.)
Benjamin was so excited to take everything out of the package. It was so generous and incredibly thoughtful. I especially loved the handmade paint chip flash cards and "My First Colors" book!
This was such a fun swap! I've enjoyed looking at everyone's goodies on Instagram under the hashtag #swapfortots_colors. I'm already looking forward to the next one!
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