“The Color Game:” How my Toddler Picks Up Her Toys

Hi, everyone! Today is going to be a quick post about how I (sometimes) can get my toddler to clean up, especially if it’s something with a lot of pieces.

She’s two, so she gets overwhelmed very easily with a lot of choices when it comes to toys. She loves blocks though, and of course feels the need to dump out the entire bag of them all at once.

Luckily for us, they’re colorful, and mommy had an idea one day. Peanut knows her colors, so I asked her to pick up just the red blocks. Then I asked her to pick a color for me to put away. Between the two of us, we had about 100 blocks put away in a matter of 5 minutes.

I used to do this with other things too, like her play food. I’d ask her to find a particular food (apples, cereal, etc) and she’d have to look for it and put just that item away before moving onto the next one.

It’s working great for now, but I’m trying to figure out how to make it so that she picks up ALL the blocks by herself (she’s not dumb: if I pick two colors in a row, I get “mommy, your turn now.” 🤨 )

What fun tricks or games do you use to get your little ones to clean up? Let us know in the comments!


Thanks for reading, and until next time!