Christmas Color Sorting Pack for Preschoolers

Post by contributing writer Kim of Life Over C’s


I love the colors of Christmas! All the reds and greens brighten up the dreary winter days! This Christmas color sorting pack for preschoolers combines the love of all things Christmas with an opportunity to work on sorting, patterns, and graphing at a level just right for young children.



Materials needed for the Christmas Color Sorting Pack:


Laminating pouches and laminator

Red, green and white pom poms

To prepare the activity, print and laminate the color sorting pack. Be sure to select “scale to print” on the print dialogue when printing the PDF, so that you get a nice fit.

When we used these, I presented one page at a time with the pom poms, so that my daughter wouldn’t be overwhelmed or distracted. Usually, I display our activities on trays in our school room so that she can choose her own activities throughout the day after I have shown her how to use them. (Much like a Montessori-style.)


Color Sorting Mat


To use this mat, simply have your child match the color of the pom poms to the matching circle on the color sorting mat. This is self-correcting since the kids can see immediately if the pom pom is in the wrong circle.

My daughter is familiar with this type of activity, so all I do it start the activity by placing one matching pom pom in the circles and she does the rest herself.


Pattern Mat


This is a very introductory opportunity for pattern-making. While some kids may be ready for independent pattern creation, my daughter doesn’t really understand the concept yet.

By allowing her to match the colors of the pom poms to the squares it gives us an opportunity to build language skills by learning color words and the concept of “next”.

When we work on patterns I help to verbalize what she is doing. Saying, “Red, green, red, green, red, green,” helps her to make connections that she wouldn’t realize simply by putting the pom poms on the paper.


Color graphing


To use this page, I put an assortment of pom poms into a tray for her to sort. You will want to include a varied amount of each color. 5 of one, 3 of another, and maybe 1-2 of another. This way your child will have data to analyze.

If there were 5 in each column, that would lead the child to think that every graph will have even results.

We can use the graph to learn the concept of “less than/more than”. The graph will give visual understanding for young learners.


Download the Christmas Color Sorting Pack here.





kimKim is a work at home mom of four awesome daughters {12, 10, 7 year olds and a special needs 4 year old}. She is wrapping up her 7th year of homeschooling and, before recently returning to the States, lived overseas for 9 years. Kim shares free printables and educational activities over at Life Over C’s


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