Students will love learning their colors with these 8 Color Recognition Card Games. These learning colors games offer fast-paced, energetic matching of colors and color words with friendly competition. Since we know preschool color activities should be super engaging for kids, I included sorting, matching, making sets and more opportunities for your students to practice their color recognition knowledge. The card games are simple to prep and will give your students hours of color card game fun!

– Life Over C's These 8 color recognition card games look so fun! So many ways for kids to learn about colors and have fun too!

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Color Card Games Supplies:

  • Printer/Ink
  • Laminating Supplies
  • Paper Cutter
  • Paper Plate
  • Black Marker
  • Ruler

Learning Colors for Toddlers and Preschoolers

COLOR LEARNING ACTIVITIES

LEARNING THE NAMES OF COLORS IS OFTEN ONE OF THE FIRST STEPS FOR MANY YOUNG LEARNERS. KIDS COLOR ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL ARE BEST WHEN THEY ARE HANDS-ON AND LOTS OF FUN.

I love these printable educational games because they allow kids to explore the same concept in multiple ways. The card games for kids, with fast-paced action cards, get kids using their eyes to match objects with the same colors.

Grasping the cards also helps kids develop fine motor skills.

Games for individual, partner, small group and whole class are included with almost endless opportunities for differentiation.

The preschool color matching games are hands-on learning to teach colors at its finest! Your child will be more engaged with these matching cards than any preschool color recognition worksheet for preschool.

There are ten formats of color cards included:

  • Two sets of word cards: one written in black for word recognition and one written in coordinating colors to provide immediate word/color recognition.
  • Eight sets of pictures for students to match to the color words.
– Life Over C's These color recognition card games will help your kids learn their colors AND they're just plain fun!

What Can Toddlers and Preschoolers Learn While Playing with the Color Card Games?

LEARNING COLORS ACTIVITIES

LEARNING TO NAME AND IDENTIFY COLORS AROUND YOU IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS LEARNING OTHER IMPORTANT CONCEPTS, LIKE SHAPES, LETTERS, PASTEL COLORS AND NUMBERS. KIDS LEARN BEST WITH COLOR LEARNING TOYS AND GAMES.

The pack includes eight different color recognition card games:

  • Slap-It!
  • Memory Match It! (with included sorting page)
  • Go Fish
  • Snap
  • P-I-G
  • Line Up!
  • Swat Relay
– Life Over C's These color recognition card games will help your kids learn their colors AND they're just plain fun!

Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn Colors?

Children are naturally curious about everything around them. Learning colors with worksheets, games, color mixing activities, and toys helps kids understand the world a little bit better.

Vocabulary: Color vocabulary is important! Most toddlers start by learning one color and then refer to everything as that color! It takes time and experience to learn that each color has its own name.

Describe: Think of how many times we use color to describe something. When there are two of the same object, but different colors, it makes a world of difference!

Connect with Nature: Identifying colors in pictures and then transferring the knowledge to things that are in the real world helps kids make important connections with the world, nature, and their lives.

Compare/Contrast: Learning color characteristics helps kids sort, compare and contrast with ease. Those are important skills for both reading and math instruction moving forward.

How to Make the Color Card Games Printables

To Prep and Play:

Use a ruler and a black marker to divide a paper plate into four equal parts. You might want to do this part in advance.

Instruction pages to display at the center are included and most games can be easily played by young children without adult assistance.

You can print all of the games to use individually or print one set of cards to use one game at a time. Because it requires lots of colored ink to print, I highly recommend using HP Instant Ink if possible. I have used it for over a year and it has saved me so much money on ink and I never run out.

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Extend Learning with More Color Activities

Sensory Bin

Fill the sensory bin with black and white pom poms, then hide one set of color cards inside. Kids will have fun pulling them out and sorting by color.

Have a Snack

Pick a color of the day and make a themed snack. Red could include strawberries, red O cereal, red gelatin, or red apples and fruit snacks.

Oral Language

Picture cards are a great place to begin working on oral language. Instead of playing memory match until there are no cards left, put them in a pile and talk about them!

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– Life Over C's These 8 color recognition card games look so fun! So many ways for kids to learn about colors and have fun too!

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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