I simply went to Google Images, typed in free clip art, and chose the apple pictures that I wanted. Cut, paste, repeat.
I made this game for my 19 month old. You can choose 2 or more colors, whatever theme you want, and the game cost me about $1 to make. :)
- File folder (I bought a cheapy box of the plain. About $3 for 50 at Wal-mart.)
- Printed and cut apples (or cars, teddy bears, etc)
- Packing tape (I used it to "laminate" my pieces so they would last longer. $2 for a huge roll)
- 2 white envelopes, cut in half and taped for sturdiness.
I use the pocket at the top for storage of pieces (opening facing inward to avoid pieces falling out, but ease of use for a 19 month old).
Now I have a game I can pull out when I need a few minutes to finish something I'm working on, for practicing skills together, and something for her activity tray for her to work on while I cook dinner. I can also take it easily with me to a doctor's office, or any place I need her to sit quietly and still for a little while.
She adored the pocket idea, though you could just use a white piece of paper and let the sort and stack them instead.