Play a sorting game
Give your child a collection of coloured items to sort into groups. Bottle caps, buttons, beads and small pom-poms are all great. Keep a close eye so smaller objects do not end up in little mouths or up noses! If you have an older toddler hand them a pair of tongs to pick the objects up with.
BONUS LEARNING: This activity helps with fine motor control, hand-eye coordination and problem solving, as well as matching and sorting.