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Roses are Red, Violets are blue. Colors are fun when learning with you!

How is it almost Valentine’s Day!? Plink Co. recently has released several adorable color sorting Montessori toys including these adorable valentine themed ones so it only seemed appropriate to talk about colors on this blog post! (Warning: Be prepared for picture overload! There are so many different options so I have a lot to show you!) Perhaps you already know that teaching kids things like color sorting and shape sorting actually set fundamentals for mathematics, but this was news to me! This Valentine’s sensory box (pictures above) is absolutely adorable and has a little of both! If you don’t want the full sensory box though, there is a smaller angel peg doll version as well! 
And if you don’t want the Valentine theme, that is not the only option! 
These sensory boxes are great because there are so many things you can do with them! You and your kids or students can use your imagination and use them in several ways that all encourage learning! 

There is the smaller angel peg doll version of this as well! 

If you’re looking for something a little more simplified and not as advanced, these color sorting peg dolls and pots (pictures below) are a great option! And there are various color options! 

My son got a set of these for Christmas and he has had fun with them but he mastered them pretty quickly. I think this is because he already knows these colors. I wish I had it for him just a couple of months sooner! It would have been so helpful it teaching him his colors. I do think the sensory boxes would be great for him at the stage he is in now or the new acorns (keep reading)! 

These new acorns are the cutest little things. They’re great for colors, numbers, sorting, and memory! These acorns hide inside of the pots and it can be played as a memory game to find the two matching colored acorns! They come in sets of 8 or 12. 
There are also these wooden acorn and sorting bowl sets that are absolutely adorable too!  Great for sorting colors and counting! Again, there are so many fun ways to use these and they can really spark the imagination of a child! 

In light of colors, and numbers and shapes if those interest you more, here is a fun little Valentine’s activity that can be done at home or in the classroom. It’s Valentine Themed Tic-Tac-Toe! Get creative with this! There are so many things you can use for Tic-Tac-Toe that are not just writing X’s and O’s. Like these peg dolls from Plink Co. Express Learning, or the foam hearts and circles in the sensory boxes, or just 2 different colors of Hershey kisses! There are also very cute math games out there that you can play on a tic-tac-toe board. Just search Pinterest and you’ll find all sorts of ideas. 

Speaking of Pinterest: We are now on Pinterest!! At the top of this blog there is a Pinterest button. Click the Pinterest button and follow us or click the save it button and pin something from this blog post!  If you would take a second to do this for us we would so appreciate it! And we know you will because Plink Co’s followers are awesome! So thank you!

Okay, no more rabbit trails! Here is your Valentine’s tic-tac-toe printable! 

If you have read this far, you have made it through all of the pictures (almost) and for doing that we have a treat for you! In case you missed it last week, use code Jessica15 for 15% of anything in the Plink Co. Store! Also, if you place a Plink Co. order this weekend and use my coupon code (Jessica15), I will send you a set of 5 of these Valentine Coloring Cards from my new Etsy shop, Designs Unfolding

Also, as a personal thank you for reading The Plink Co. Express Blog, here’s a discount code for 10% off this weekend only to my new Designs Unfolding Etsy shop: PLINKFANATIC10. You can follow me on Facebook or Instagram too @Designs Unfolding to keep up to date on new listings in the Etsy shop. 


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