There are few things more fun than teaching colors to a toddler! The colors around us are what make our world so beautiful, and identifying colors is an important skill for both toddlers and preschoolers. These simple color activities for toddlers, and color games make learning colors super fun and engaging!
Color Activities For Toddlers
Sorting is such an important cognitive development skill for toddlers and preschoolers and this is a great way to encourage sorting using something kids are naturally interested in – toys and colors!
This color game for toddlers could not be easier. All you need is some assorted colors of chalk, and some fine weather!
Put together this fun colors game and play indoors or outdoors. Learn colors of the traffic lights with a bean bag toss. Great for developing gross motor skills, as well!
Similar to our toy sorting activity above, except this time we have added in a tub of water. This color activity is a two-for-one! Your toddler will get some great fine motor practice using the spoon to scoop the lids,which is harder than it might seem. It also encourages the cognitive concept of sorting based on similar characteristics (in this case, color).
As I’ve matured in my journey as a parent, I’ve realized the best “teachable moments” occur in the most natural setting. Talking about numbers when counting acorns, talking about colors when looking at flowers, and talking about letters when seeing signs at the grocery store. This color activity stays true to that method of teaching while adding a little prop to make color matching easier (and it doubles as a fun game- bonus).
Why not make art and have dessert all at the same time? We enjoyed this outdoor Whipped Topping Painting activity that very quickly turned into a Whipped Topping Family Paint Fight!
Setting this color activity up literally took about 5 minutes. I just cut up a few of my Amazon boxes and used packing tape to attach them to the baskets.
This sorting and threading foam beads activity for toddlers is excellent for color recognition and fine motor skills. Our foam beads are made from cut-up pool noodles and are used for quiet blocks as well.
Give your toddler a bowl of cereal and the mat and let him/her get busy! Inevitably, your child will end up eating just as much as she is sorting, but that is sort of the point. :)
Make your own snowman ball sort for hours of fun for your toddler. Little Sister was smitten with her snowman! The effort was worth it!
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