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There are so many fun ways to teach colors to toddlers through activities.
Enjoy these simple activities to match, sort and play with colors!
Bonus, they won’t even realize they are learning!
The best way for toddlers to learn colors is through play.
Children are naturally drawn to colorful objects and they will almost always learn their colors through repeated simple activities and gentle reminders from their parents.
Color Matching and Sorting Activities
There are so many was to teach your toddlers colors. But, these ones focus mostly matching and sorting by colors.
Make learning fun with these great color activities that your child is sure to enjoy.
Just a few simple supplies are needed and your child will be learning in no time.
- This simple DIY Pom Pom Coloring Matching activity is not only great for learning color recognition but also for fine motor skills. Grab some pom poms, popsicle sticks, and either some dot stickers or markers and this activity will be ready to go in no time.
- Who knew that egg cartons and popsicle sticks could make such a simple color matching activity for toddlers. Give it a try! Your toddlers will love it!
- Try some color sorting fun in water or better yet, enjoy it in a bath. Grab some color cubes or substitute with some lego pieces and a few colored cups and you’re set to go. Learn colors while splashing about!
- This extremely Colorful Cotton Swab activity is sure to grab your child’s attention. Plus it doubles as a fine motor activity, too.
- Does your toddler love play dough? Try this Squishy Color Matching activity with beads!
- Grab some magnetic letters, and some colored bowls. And that’s it, this activity is prepped. Help your toddlers learn colors and maybe some letters, too.
- Have some sensory fun with cars and colors! Drop those cars into the matching colored tubes and listen to the noise they make as they drop onto the cookie sheet.
- Make some super cute Color Balloons with construction paper, glue, and a mixture of colored materials. These are so cute and will make an adorable color display for your child!
- Cookie Cutter Color Sorting is sure to entertain your toddler. Pull out those cookie cutters, tape, and some pipe cleaners and your child will have a blast.
- Sponges and colored clothespins are great for teaching toddlers colors as well as working on the pinching grasp. I love how simple this activity is to set up.
Gross Motor Color Activities
Get your child running, throwing and hopping their way to learning colors!
- Go on a Toy Scavenger Hunt and create this super cool Rainbow. What child doesn’t love rainbows? Mine sure do!
- Get those wiggles out by doing an outdoor Color Hop. Grab some sidewalk chalk and have some fun teaching your toddler colors.
- Race For A Ribbon is a great way to learn colors and connect with your child at the same time.
- Have your child go on a hunt for toys and create this cool Color Wheel. All you need is some painters tape and colored paper.
- Why not try some target practice with some pom poms? This super simple Color Match Game is sure to keep your toddler busy for a while.
- Get moving with a play tunnel and some mega blocks. Your toddler is going to love learning their colors while crawling through a tunnel. No tunnel? Use a box!
Check out this Balance Beam Color Match Game that’s perfect for toddlers to learn colors!
Other Fun Color Activities
- Try this great Snack-tivity. Your toddlers will love Fishin’ for Colors using pretzels, fish crackers, and peanut butter. Yummy!
- Try some Giant Colored Themed Sensory Bins. What a great way to teach colors!
- This Shaving Cream Connect the Dots activity may get the hands a little messy but wow, is it ever fun!
- Check out this cool Walking Water Science Experiment. All ages of kids will love this one!
- Grab some paper, paint and some toy cars and create this Rainbow Car Painting! Painting with cars is a blast!
Learning colors can be so much fun when you incorporate them into exciting activities.
So what are you waiting for, let’s do this!!