Inside: This toddler shamrock printable activity is a simple way to work on color recognition skills during the St. Patrick’s Day theme!
There are so many fun ways to build toddler color recognition skills all year long.
For St. Patrick’s Day I decided to create a very simple toddler shamrock printable that can be done on its own, or with pom poms or buttons.
This printable can be used in a variety of ways to meet the needs of different learners.
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Free Toddler Shamrock Printable that Builds Color Recognition Skills
What you will need:
- Shamrock color matching printable (scroll down to find free download)
- Pom poms or buttons in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple (optional, depending on how you use this activity)
How to Play
Simple matching activity:
Copy 2 sets of the printable.
Keep one set intact and separate the other set down the black dashed line.
Place the intact sets on the table and the separated sets to the side.
Invite your toddler to match the separated cards by color to the intact sets.
Make sure to call out each color as they match them, or invite them to do so.
Color matching using pom poms or buttons:
For this activity you will only need 1 set of the printable cards.
This method has the added challenge of matching the pom poms or buttons in the container to the colors on the printable page.
Show your preschooler how to pick up a colored button or pom pom and place it on the matching shamrock.
Continue to do this with the rest of the colors.
Adding some fine motor:
Add bug tongs or tweezers to the activity.
Instruct your toddler to use the bug tongs or tweezers to transfer the pom poms or buttons from the bowl to the printable page, rather than their fingers.
Adding some counting:
Invite your toddlers to count how many pieces are on each shamrock once they’ve been matched by color.
This toddler shamrock printable activity can be used:
- as a tray activity at the table during centers time or at home
- during small groups in the classroom
- during circle time
If you plan to reuse these, I highly suggest laminating them for more durability.
Like this activity?
Try this simple St. Patrick’s Day math activity that also comes with free printables!
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