If you are a regular reader at Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds, you know how strongly I feel about fine motor activities for my preschoolers. So often adults think young children should just be able to pick up a writing tool and start writing. Here’s the thing: the arm, wrist, hand and fingers need to be strengthened before that can happen. This is why we do so much with play dough and other activities that work those areas! For this particular post, I decided to narrow it down to fine motor activities that also focus on color recognition. We explore color throughout the year, but especially in the spring with our rainbow unit.
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Fine Motor Activities that Build Color Recognition Skills
Thread cut straws in rainbow order.
Sort pom poms with colored plastic eggs.
Dye rope and make a rainbow.
Use Do-a-Dots on a white board.
Match colored pipe cleaners to the same colored play dough.
Make a fine motor color sorting box. (Still Playing School)
Put together a shape and color busy bag. (The Pleasantest Thing)
Grab some shaving cream and make cloud jars. (Teach
Explore a rainbow. (Two-Daloo)
Poke colorful pipe cleaners into a colander. (B-Inspired Mama)
Scoop rainbow-colored rice. (Pink and Green Mama)
Enjoy colorful sensory play with jelly. (Learning 4 Kids)
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