Inside: These color learning activities are perfect for home, keeping your toddlers and preschoolers busy while building skills!
Teaching colors to young children can be part of their even day life.
Think about all the colors you see while out and about: vehicles, landscape, signs, buildings.
You can also put together simple color learning activities that can be done inside or out in the backyard.
Activities that are hands-on, exposing children to a variety of colors.
Today I’m sharing 25+ fun activities you can choose from.
Some involve materials you probably already have on hand, in fact!
Bonus: Make sure to scroll down and grab your free activity list and color printables!
25+ Easy Color Learning Activities for Home
Note: This is Post #2 in a series of At-Home activities for parents and caregivers.
Make sure to also see our other posts in this At-Home series:
- 55+ Fine Motor Activities for Home
- 15+ Shapes Activities for Home Learning
- 20+ Toddler Activities for Home
Mix yellow and blue in a baggie.
Squirt paint into shaving cream and drive cars through it.
Make your own color matching activity using popsicle sticks. (Natural Beach Living)
Use your Mega Bloks for a fun color sorting activity along with pom poms. (Happy Toddler Playtime)
Trace around your child’s wooden blocks to make a color puzzle. (Toddler at Play)
Create color sorting bags using paper lunch bags. (The Stay-at-Home Mom Survival Guide)
Make a train out of colored paper and place matching colored objects in each car. (Fun Learning for Kids)
Fill colored containers with things around the house that are the same color. (My Bored Toddler)
Get your Legos out of the toy room and work on color recognition. (Lorena & Lennox)
Match colored foam blocks with colored cups. (Mama Smiles)
Stick colored pieces on the wall for some fun color recognition and fine motor. (Happy Toddler Playtime)
Draw colored circles on paper and press matching colored stickers on top. (School Time Snippets)
Little Blue and Little Yellow:
Make a color wheel! (Rainy Day Mum)
Llama Llama Red Pajama:
Play a Matching Pajama Domino Game – free printable! (Rainy Day Mum)
Explore primary and secondary colors with activities related to this favorite book. (The Preschool Toolbox)
Use a paper plate to make a rainbow.
Gather small yellow pieces to glue onto a sun – free printable!
Press colored dot stickers on hand-drawn matching colored shapes. (Busy Toddler)
Grab a bag of Skittles and make a rainbow. (Hands-On Teaching Ideas)
Gather paper plates and food coloring for a fun walking water experiment. (Messy Little Monster)
Download the free printable and learn about colorful flowers and butterflies. (The Wise Owl Factory)
Check out these 3 simple color science experiments that you can do in your kitchen. (Team Cartwright)
We love using playdough at home, and this recipe includes all the colors of the rainbow. (Messy Little Monster)
Or, how about making rainbow slime? This looks so pretty! (The Best Ideas for Kids)
This is a great activity if you have a box of crayons. Add paper and other materials to a tub and let them explore. (Toots Mom is Tired)
Being indoors with wiggly children can be a challenge unless you keep them moving. Try these color gross motor activities! (Still Playing School)
Invite your children to help you prepare fruit for a colorful fruit salad.
More activities to do at home:
Free Activity List Printable
Free Color Printables
Colors Unit Activities
I am so excited to be a co-author of these color theme learning activities for ages 3-5.
24 preschool learning activities including literacy, math, science, art, fine motor, and more! Can easily be done at home.
24 preschool learning activities that cover
- Fine Motor
- Gross Motor
- Social Studies
- Circle Time