10 Ways to Learn About Colors with Your Preschooler

I love colors! All of them. Pink is my absolute favorite, but I’ll settle for just about anything! I also love it when my preschooler decides that she finally wants to bust out with her favorite color words. Even if it’s only for a minute or two. But repetition is what will help her understanding, plus with these 10 Ways to Learn About Colors with Your Preschooler it’s just a whole lot of fun!

10 Ways to Learn about colors with your preschooler! So many hands-on activities for practicing color recognition!

10 Ways to Learn About Colors with Preschoolers

Flower themed preschool activities! Learn colors, count, and practice fine motor skills by planting flowers in a garden!

Get messy, get creative and learn about the parts of the flower with this fun Colors and Number Flower Sensory bin for messy play!

Use felt to sort shapes and colors with your preschoolers. Cheap, easy to make and store.

Carve some quiet time into your day with this super easy to prepare felt colors busy bag! After you’ve practiced colors with your preschooler, you can give her some free-play time to create pictures using the felt shapes!


Here’s another busy bag for matching colors! These super cute clothespin and craft sticks activities are great for learning colors and for find-motor skills.

This color sorting castle for preschoolers is great for fine-motor skills and matching colors!

If you have a little bit of time on your hands and some extra recycling materials, create a color castle for your preschooler. We played with ours for weeks!

A few stickers and the free printable dice is all you need to make this super fun game for learning colors! Perfect for preschoolers!

Get some fine-motor practice and game-playing skills while practicing colors by creating your own Candyland®-style game with stickers and a free dice printable!

A few stickers and the free printable dice is all you need to make this super fun graphing activity for preschoolers!

Using the same free dice printable and stickers, create a fun graph for learning about colors! Plus, you are sneaking some math into play time!!


We had so much fun with these free printable flowers! Great fine-motor practice and color recognition too! If you don’t want to use pom poms, you can use Do-a-Dot markers instead.

Explore the colors of the rainbow while practicing classification with this beautiful rainbow bead sorting activity.

Practice sorting and learning the different colors with this fun bead sorting tray!

Building fine-motor skills and learning about colors is so much fun with this rainbow art activity!

Build fine-motor skills and create beautiful works of art with this simple drip art activity.

Or create a rainbow sensory bin and have your child separate the items for each color. Lots of opportunities to talk about color while playing!

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Planning for a Color theme? We’ve done all the work for you!

We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your Color theme. Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities! Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. For more information, click on the graphics below:

Color Preschool Lesson Plans
Color Preschool Lesson Plans

Check out the other great ideas from the #PlayfulPreschool team! Lots of great ideas to keep you playing and learning throughout the summer!

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10 Book Inspired Cooking Activities for Preschoolers by Growing Book by Book

10 Preschool Summer Activities All About Coconuts by Fun-A-Day!

Top 10 Ocean and Beach Activities for Preschool! by The Preschool Toolbox Blog

10 Summer Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers by Mom Inspired Life

10 Ways to Play and Learn with Sand by Still Playing School

10 Fun Math Activities to Keep Your Preschooler Learning all Summer by The Educators’ Spin On It

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  1. These are such cute ideas! I am going to have to save this-we are just now starting to talk about shapes and colors and these activities would be perfect.

  2. I love this colorful post – such beautiful photos! I’ll be featuring this post at the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop on Monday. Thanks for linking up your colorful creativity!