After we packed away all the contents of our space basket, I started working on filling it with butterfly-related games and books. One activity I decided to make myself was a butterfly color match game. My first stop was our local home improvement store for paint swatches. I picked some of the brightest colors I could find and made sure I had two each of the ten colors. You could have as many or as few different colors as you want, as long as you have two of each color.
I kept one swatch of each color whole and used the other to cut a butterfly shape. Then, I showed the girls the cards and how they match. But, other than that, I have no actual rules to this game.I tend to let them use the cards as they want. There are times when they make up a game that I never would have even thought of. Usually, though, they do play a match game with this set.
I had my 2-year-old in mind when I made this game. I knew this would be something she would be able to do and it would allow her to participate and play with the butterfly basket. It's so easy to find activities at my 4-year-old's level and much, much harder to find easier, toddler-friendly activities.
I added several other activities, games and books in the basket, all with the butterfly theme. Don't worry! I'll share them all here soon!