Learning colors activities can be so fun! I have so many ideas for color sorting games, and other preschool colors activities I’m practically bursting. This week we used up some recyclables to practice color sorting at the same time! This Color Sorting Castle for Preschoolers is a great way to teach colors and work on fine-motor skills at the same time! And building the castle is sort of an art project in itself! You and your child are going to have lots of fun with this learning activity.
Learning Colors Games in Preschool
COLOR ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL
LEARNING THE NAMES OF COLORS IS OFTEN ONE OF THE FIRST STEPS FOR MANY YOUNG LEARNERS. KIDS BEGIN TO LEARN AND TALK ABOUT COLORS EARLY IN LIFE WITH COLOR LEARNING TOYS AND GAMES.
I love this toddler castle idea because it allows kids to explore however they would like to. While exploring the sorting color game, they will begin to use their eyes to match objects with the same colors.
Grasping the pom poms also helps kids develop fine motor skills.
The other thing I love about the castle is the chance to introduce or practice directional words, like in/out/over/under/through!
This color sorting castle for preschoolers is great for practicing fine-motor skills and color recognition.
If you interact with your child while they explore (not required), feel free to spur thought and conversation:
- Do you have any red/yellow/blue toys?
- What else can you think of that is red/yellow/blue?
- Can you think of a food that is red/yellow/blue?
- What is your favorite color? Why?
What Can Preschoolers Learn While Playing Color Learning Activities?
SORTING AND COLOR MATCHING GAMES
COLOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ARE GREAT WAYS TO LEARN AND PRACTICE COLORS. TIE COLORS INTO REAL LIFE BY LETTING KIDS SELECT THE COLOR OF CLOTHES TO WEAR OR TOY TO PLAY WITH.
Educational games for kids are great opportunities to introduce new vocabulary and practice oral language. This sorting activity lends itself to words like:
- Color names
- Textures (soft/fuzzy)
Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn Colors?
Children are naturally curious about everything around them. Learning about colors with puzzles and games helps them understand the world a little bit better.
How to Make the Color Sorting Castle Activity
To Assemble the Castle:
Gather the materials listed at the top of the post.
Start by cutting four holes in the top of the box. Size doesn’t really matter.
Line the outsides of the holes with the tape, one color for each hole.
Cover the toilet paper rolls with the colored paper. I used hot glue because I didn’t have any tape, but you could use tape or school glue instead.
Attach the toilet paper rolls to the corners of the box using the hot glue.
We created a drawbridge on the front just for fun.
If you cannot find a box that will open on the bottom, you can turn the castle over and shake out the items after you are done playing with it instead.
Give your child a bunch of pom poms and show them how to place them in the matching holes.
Leave the activity open-ended and allow for exploration. If your child is more into dropping pom poms into colored cells any and everywhere, that’s okay!
Our Favorite Books About Colors:
We can’t live without these!
Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
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Dr. Seuss’s Book of Colors (Bright & Early Books(R))How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow (1)Curious Toddler A Colorful Book of Colors: A Picture Word Book About Colors for Kids Ages 2-4Mixed: A Colorful StoryMix It Up (Interactive Books for Toddlers, Learning Colors for Toddlers, Preschool and Kindergarten Reading Books)Mouse PaintThe Color Monster: A Story About EmotionsThe Color CollectorA Color of His Own
Learning colors is a great time to experiment with color mixing, too. Use primary paint colors (red/blue/yellow) to mix together to produce the secondary colors (green/orange/purple).
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.
Playing with colors in water, sorting, puzzles, custom sorts and other games are great ways to vary the way we interact with colors to keep learning fun for kids.
Check out the other great preschool castle ideas!!
- Castle Reading Nook by Growing Book by Book
- Battlement Skip Counting by Rainy Day Mum
- Castle Catapult Math Game by Mom Inspired Life
- Magnetic Cereal Box Castle Theater by The Educators’ Spin On It
- Graham Cracker Castles-Preschool Engineering by Capri + 3
- Sand Castle Puffy Paintings by Still Playing School