We had so much fun with this week’s #PlayfulPreschool Castle theme! We used up some recyclables that we had laying around and practiced color sorting at the same time! This color sorting castle for preschoolers is a great way to work on fine-motor skills and color recognition at the same time!
Materials needed for the Color Sorting Castle for Preschoolers:
1 Box that can be opened from the bottom (can be turned over too)
4 Toilet paper rolls (or 2 paper towel rolls)
Card stock or construction paper in 4 colors of your choice
Washi tape or markers in colors to match the card stock
Hot glue gun
Pom poms or other colored items to sort (since these items will be smaller than a toilet paper roll, use care when using with small children who still mouth things.)
How to assemble the castle:
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.
After the castle is assembled, it is ready for play!
I gave Shiloh a bunch of pom poms to sort.
She immediately got the idea that she should put the pom poms in the holes, but she wasn’t patient enough to really sort the colors today. The fact that she put herself down for a nap 10 minutes later told me why…
She also loved placing the pom poms on the drawbridge. She pretended they were people and they were talking to each other.
I love listening to her try to role play in her cute babbles!
This color sorting castle for preschoolers is great for practicing fine-motor skills and color recognition.
You can work on words such as: color names, soft, fuzzy, in, on, inside, through, hole, and castle.
My 1st grader wanted to use the castle for her Littlest Pet Shop toys when we were down, but I rescued it when she was finished. We’ll be practicing the colors again when my preschooler is less grouchy!
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