Inside: These toddler and preschool color recognition activities get the hands involved, building important fine motor skills.
Looking for color recognition activities your toddlers and preschoolers will love?
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I took it a step further and added activities that not only teach colors, but also get the hands involved.
Best part? These can be done in the classroom or at home!
Color Recognition Activities that Also Build Fine Motor Skills
Button Color Sorting: Sort large buttons by color and press into playdough.
Feed the Caterpillars: Use the hands to drop colored pom poms down matching tubes. (Happy Toddler Playtime)
Color Sorting Box: Sort pipe cleaners by colors and insert through matching holes. (Still Playing School)
Color Match Ball Game: Turn a muffin tin into a color sorting activity and transport balls with tongs. (The Imagination Tree)
Cotton Tip Push Activity: Use the fingers to pick up and press Q-Tips into matching colored slots. (My Bored Toddler)
Craft Stick Color Matching: Toddlers will have fun picking up the craft sticks and placing them into matching colored cups. (Dayna Banya)
Fish Color Sorting Water Activity: Use a net to scoop fish and drop them into matching colored bowls.
Rainbow Necklace: Arrange dyed macaroni by the colors of the rainbow and then thread them.
Fizzy Rainbows: Add some chemistry to this colorful experiment while also squeezing droppers. (Play to Learn Preschool)
Shapes and Colors Busy Bag: Match clothespins to the same colored piece of felt. (Simple Play Ideas)
Flower Color Sorting: Sort and arrange flowers by color (free printable pages included).
Pipe Cleaner Rainbows: Press colored pipe cleaners into a colander to make a rainbow. (B-Inspired Mama)
Fish Color Matching: It takes great concentration to hook the fish and drop them into the matching colored tube. (Homeschool AEC)
Free Color Recognition Printables
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