Preschool Color Activities

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 every single day. Let me show you how!

 

preschool color activities

 
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Exploring colors in all areas of the preschool classroom:

 

In the sensory table:

 

 
Preschool Color Activities

 

We added pom poms, color coded containers, and tongs (to work those fine motor muscles).

 

 

At the art table:

 

 
Preschool Color Activities

 

 

Preschool Color Activities

 

We started a new project this school year: creating a canvas for each color of the rainbow. You might recall my post showing how we made our purple canvas art.

 

At the fine motor table:

 

Preschool Color Activities

 

We stuck colored squares to sticky paper and hung them in the window for a colorful sun catcher.

 

 

Writing Table:

 

Preschool Color Activities

 

We have sorted our 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 Activities

 

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.

 

Dramatic Play:

 

 
Preschool Color Activities

 

The children helped us make colorful no-sew tulle skirts for our dramatic play area.

 

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.

 

 

Small Groups:

 

 
We end each day with small groups. Each group has 4 children and we work on many skills, including colors.

 

 Large Motor:

 

 We love using our colorful parachute in the gym.

 

 Preschool Color Activities

 

 

 

Color books for preschoolers:

 

            

 

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Comments

  1. Cannot wait to try them all ! Thanks!

  2. Kate Lloyd says:

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

  3. Danya atDanyaBanya says:

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

  4. Rachel Brown says:

    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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