Inside: This bear color matching activity is a fun addition to your toddler and preschool hibernation theme. Download the free printable and place the bears in their matching colored caves!
For toddlers and preschools, hands-on color matching activities are a great way to work on color recognition skills.
This free printable activity is loved by young children because they are tucking bears into their matching caves for a long winter’s sleep.
It’s a perfect addition to a hibernation theme, or after reading a story about a teddy bear.
Bear Color Matching Activity
What you will need:
- Bears and Caves Color Matching Printable (Scroll Down to Find Download)
Assembling this activity:
After downloading the pdf, make copies and cut apart each bear.
Place the bears in a container. Put the container and the 4 caves on a table.
As the child pulls out a bear, they will identify the color and place it in the matching cave.
Do this until all the bears are in their caves.
Circle time or small groups:
Gather your children and place the 4 caves on the floor or table, so all the children can easily see them.
Hand each child a bear and, one by one, invite them to place their bears in the matching colored caves.
Adding counting to this activity:
Invite your children to count the bears in each cave.
To add a challenge, provide a different amount of bears for each cave. Then ask the children which cave has the most bears? Which one has the least?
Rather than using the paper bears from the printable, use counting bears that are the same colors as the caves.
Free Bears and Caves Printable
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