Color Activities for Preschool
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Color Identification Activities Preschool
The first thing we have to do is make sure our preschoolers can identify colors. This isn’t always a quick process as it requires memorization. However, there are hands-on ways to help speed the process up. Some of our favorites include Color Match Puzzles, Splat Mats, and Spaghetti and Meatballs.
Splat Mats are so much fun. Kids pick a crayon from their sensory bin and place it on the top corner of their Splat Mat board. Using balls of play doh they place them on the objects that match that picture. Using the palm of their hand they say “splat!” as they smush the play doh on the image!
Spaghetti and Meatballs is another great way to engage preschoolers while practicing color identification. Working with one color splat at a time, they must find the meatballs (with pictures) that have items that match. After their plate is full they can move on to the next color.
Color Sorting Preschool Activities
Sorting objects by color is a great way to help students recognize and group colors. I use a pocket chart and begin by placing the color name tags in the chart. Then Nico (my son) picks one card at a time and places it under the correct color name. As an added practice, I have him verbalize the color as he is working to further strengthen the connection.
Read alouds always help bring a lesson to the next level. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Eric Carle is a fun book that highlights different colors. After reading it, we completed this color sort activity that I transformed into a sensory bin. Nico had to pick the animals from the book, and match their color to the color splat above.
We also used a basket of pom poms and jumbo tweezers to work on sorting and fine motor work. Pom Pom Popsicles is an awesome way to get kids sorting colors.
Feed Me Monsters is another great color activity to get preschoolers excited. Simply cut the mouth of the monster open, and have students feed them the correct colored apples!
Cute Color Activities for Preschool
We also love to do anything that feels “arts and crafts” related, but ties in our current learning unit. This Rainbow Name activity not only comes out great, but it helps children with color identification, name identification, letter knowledge, and fine motor skills. Check out Nico’s before and after pictures.
Color mixing activities are also a ton of fun. The book Mouse Paint led to this quick and simple activity. Students mix around the colors in a ziplock bag and get to see what happens when colors combine.
Printable Color Activities for Preschool
As much as I love hands-on learning, I understand the importance of printables. Learning how to use a crayon and pencil are foundational skills for our pre-k students. It is also an excellent tool in the classroom for homework, fast finishers, and extra support. This unit includes daily classroom worksheets, daily homework worksheets AND supplemental worksheets.