Space Theme Preschool Matching and Color Sorting Activities

My middle son is obsessed with all things space. He can name all of the dwarf planets and what the sun is made of. I personally love looking up at the star-speckled sky and remembering how huge our world is.

Space themes are very popular with our kiddos. This particular intergalactic game focuses on preschool sorting activities. The color sorting activity is perfect for preschool and kindergarten and includes different color sorting mats.

Outer space theme color sorting activities for preschool.

Why Is Sorting Important For Preschoolers?

sorting activities for preschoolers

ASKING STUDENTS TO SORT ITEMS CAN PROVIDE THEM WITH INFORMATION AND HELP THEM CATERGORIZE. STUDENTS CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE:

  • Which color has the most?
  • Which color has the least?
  • How are these the same?
  • How are these different?
  • How is this activity like a memory game?

It is important for children to sort in order to find similarities and differences in the world around them.

Sorting can be practiced using toys, pictures, food items, animals, and so many other objects.

The Space Color Matching and Sorting mats include bright colors and different layouts for multiple uses.

Use the printable sorting activity for preschoolers in a math or science center. You can work with a small group of students or even individually.

How Does Sorting Help Preschoolers?

  • Categorizing
  • Developing numeracy skills
  • Developing literacy skills
  • Identifying colors and shapes
Outer space theme color sorting activity. Place the colored counters on the correct colored planet.

What Can Preschoolers Learn With Matching Activities?

matching activities for preschoolers

ASKING STUDENTS TO MATCH CAN HELP WITH LOGICAL THINKING AND MEMORY SKILLS. STUDENTS CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE:

  • Where do all of the red objects go?
  • How are these objects different?
  • How can I problem solve to match the objects?
  • If you try the activity again, will you get the same results?
Spaced themed game to practice color sorting.

Our Favorite Books for Space Themes

We can’t live without these!

One of our favorite book series is the “Hello, World” series by Jill McDonald. They are easy for kids to follow along and they also introduce kids to new topics, ideas, and fun facts about the world around them. We have them for almost every theme they have ever created (and pre-orders for NEW BOOKS!!!)

Grab the ones below for the perfect addition to your fun space theme!

How To Use This Space Color Matching And Sorting game:

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  • Print and laminate the activity for durability.

Using the Preschool Color Sorting Printable

Add the sorting worksheet mats to your math and science center. Kids can use these to match similar colors and sort different colors.

Once the mats are laminated, there are many learning activities you can use them for, including using dry erase markers.

Sorting activity to practice color recognition and fine motor skills.

Moon Rock Mania

Before using the Space Color Matching and Sorting mats, check out how to make moon rocks with your favorite little astronauts. These can be perfect to add to a sensory bin.

Matching Cards

Use the color word cards to match objects around the room that share the same color.

Shape Space I Spy

Check out the Outer Space Shape 2D shapes and I Spy game. This can be a great follow up to the toddler and preschool color sorting mats.

Space Art

After completing the color sorting activity, give your students different materials to create their own planet. Items can include pom poms, black paper, star stickers, and glitter!

Solar System Play

Why not add these adorable solar system and astronaut cutouts for a free play experience that’s out of this world!

Create a Story

Children are great at making up stories. Allow their creativity to flow as your kids create their own story about the aliens in their activity.

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Outer space theme matching activities and color sorting activities for preschoolers.
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