Preschool Color Activities

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There are so many opportunities to provide color activities in preschool. In fact, when I take a look around my classroom, I realize that we have color exploration happening in many areas! While we do focus on a certain color each month, we are constantly exposing the children to a variety of colors.

 

Preschool Color Activities

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Here are some ways we have explored colors:
 
In the sensory table:
Color Activities
We added pom poms, color coded containers, and tongs (to work those fine motor muscles).
 
At the art table:
color activities
This was a favorite!  Rainbows from bubble wrap on rolling pins. 
You can read more about it here.
preschool color activities
We started a new project this school year: creating a canvas for each color of the rainbow. I so prefer the children’s work rather than commercial posters. I can’t wait for this color wall to be completed!
At the fine motor table:
We stuck colored squares to sticky paper and hung them in the window. You can see the process here.
 
Writing Table:
preschool color activities
How about sorting your writing tools by color?
 
Table Activities:
preschool color activities
 
Putting pom poms down the matching chute. We painted paper tubes and taped them to a piece of acrylic.
Individual Tray Work:
preschool color activities
Using a strawberry huller to transfer small pony beads to the matching container.
preschool color activities
Threading the pony beads to their matching pipe cleaners.
 
Light Table:
preschool color activities
Exploring color bottles. These are bottles filled with colored water and glued shut.
 
Cooking:
preschool color activtities
We added colored ice cubes to fizzy water.
 
Science:
preschool color activities
We placed anything yellow we found around the room to this try for a color exploration. We make sure to have magnifying glasses handy.
 
Dramatics:
preschool color activities
How about some rainbow skirts? You can see how we made these easy no-sew tulle skirts here.
 
Circle Time:
preschool color activities
We like to use circle time to teach concepts, including colors. In this activity, each child was given a feather and he/she placed it on the matching turkey.
 
preschool color activities
 
In this activity, I gave each child a colored shape to place in the matching bowl. You can see more here.
 
Small Groups:
preschool color activities
We end each day with small groups. Each group has 4 children and we work on many skills,  including colors. You can an example of a small group activity here.
 
Large Motor:
preschool color activities
The fun we have with our colorful parachute! 
 
Looking for more ideas?
 
Color Activities for Kids (Learn With Play at Home)
Exploring Colors (Pre-Kinders)
 
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Comments

  1. Cannot wait to try them all ! Thanks!

  2. So many gorgeous ideas to try at home and in a classroom setting. Thank you!

  3. This is such a colourful post! So many great ideas. Pinning!

  4. Lucy is just diving into the awesome world of learning colours! I love all the ideas in the post and it has inspired me to set up colour-specific trays and make some of those awesome colour collages with my littlies! You’re such a wealth of information! Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. What a wonderful collection of hand-on color activities. We have done pony beads on pipe cleaners before, but we have always used a cheese shaker for the pipe cleaners. I love the idea of putting them in the egg carton.
    I would love for you to stop by and share on my weekly Toddler Idea Tuesday Linky. I feature several posts each week from those who link up with a link back to the original blog.
    http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2014/02/toddler-ideas-tuesday-february-11th-2014.html

    Have a great day!

  6. tina roche says:

    Great activities. Thanks for sharing.


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