Quiet Time: Matching Colors

As it turns out, we haven’t needed quiet time activities for the past few days. Ewan has decided, once again, that naps are alright and he has been falling asleep in the most random places around his room.

Yesterday, he fell asleep in front of the door and when I went in to check on him, I delivered a must unfortunate wake-up call. A huge clunk to the head. Yikes.

That being said, I still have a few more activities to share and I intend to keep collecting ideas. Even if we don’t use them during quiet time right now, there are plenty of other moments to fill in the day and these sorts of activities are just perfect!

Today I’d like to share our latest, color sorting folder.


  • File Folder
  • Paint Chips (from the hardware store)
  • Construction Paper
  • Self-adhesive Velcro
  • Contact Paper (or other Laminate)
  • Glue Stick


  • Choose three color groups of paint chips and construction paper. I used green, blue and orange.
  • Cut three rectangles of construction paper to fit side-by-side on one half of your file folder. Glue them on.
  • Laminate the file folder.
  • Stick four squares of velcro on each construction paper rectangle. Stick twelve squares of velcro on the opposite side of the folder.
  • Cut paint chips into an appropriate size to fit all 12 pieces on the folder. Four in each color group.
  • Laminate the paint chips and stick velcro onto the back.

Voila! Quick, easy color sorting activity.

Ewan has been OBSESSED with stickers recently. As it turns out, he likes this just as much. He calls it his sticker folder and busies himself with pulling the colors on and off, rearranging them, and sometimes he even sorts them!