I was on the hunt for some fun color sorting toys for Maggie. Then, I realized we had some paint samples & thought maybe I could use them to help Maggie with colors. I came up with 3 ways to practice colors. Maggie is really enjoying all three!
1. Color Sorting
Supplies: Small brown lunch bags or containers.
Various size & color pompoms
Paint samples the same color as the pompoms
Maggie doesn’t sit still for long, but this keeps her very busy! I got 2 bags of pompoms in the dollar spot at Target & then found paint samples the same colors. Maggie sits & puts each pompom in it’s bag. It was great seeing her hold up the pompoms against the paint sample, to make sure it was a match. She loves this activity & now asks almost once a day to take it out & “sort”.
2. Color Scavenger Hunt
For this, I used the biggest paint samples I could find & taped them to scrap paper. I put them on the playroom floor & then Maggie & I went around the house on a color scavenger hunt. What I like about the paint samples is the fun variety of color. The day after these pictures, we had a hunt with different colors!
3. Matching Game
Use paint samples to make your own matching game. I used a heart whole punch to make these, but you could also just cut squares.
First we used them to just match all the pairs from this pile. Then, once she could do that with ease, we started using them to play Memory.
We’re having a lot of fun with colors at our house right now!
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