XGirl joined our family at 2.5 years old, and she recently turned 3. There is so much she has learned since joining our family, and yet there is still so much we want to teach her.
One skill XGirl is still working on is learning her colors. To help her along, I came up with some activities that require her to match objects of the same color.
Note: For more fun ideas to help kids learn their colors, see my Teaching Colors to Kids page.
Please note that some of these activities use small parts that are not appropriate for kids who put things in their mouths. Use your best judgment about what materials are safe for your child and provide appropriate supervision.
I created a chart with a different colored sticker at the top of each row, and invited XGirl to find the matching colored stickers to fill in the row. (And asking her to put only one sticker in each box supports pre-math skills – namely, one-to-one correspondence.)
I also put colored jewel stickers into two-part panels, and asked her to find the matching jewel to put in the second panel.
I found these butterfly eraser puzzles at the dollar store. Although I bought them with another purpose in mind, I realized they would be perfect for XGirl to work on color matching. I asked her to find the matching wing color for each butterfly and to put it on.
As an added bonus, all of these activities also require fine motor skills! XGirl was particularly challenged by the fine motor requirements of the butterfly puzzles. However, she was very motivated to get the wings on, so she persevered until she finished the task.
More resources for teaching colors
More posts about colors from Gift of Curiosity:
- Teaching colors through play
- Rainbow do-a-dot printable
- Color matching with household objects
- Color theory activity
- No mess color mixing fun
- Ideas for teaching colors
- Color mixing rainbow challenge
- Color mixing science