Who doesn’t love playdough. You can buy it but it’s so easy to make. See how on An Art Nest.
These cool paintings are so easy for even the littlest toddlers! Read how to make Sun Hats & Wellie Boots.
Sorting Coloured Pompoms: Using the tweezers to sort the pompoms into colour groups in the separate sections of the egg cartons. Read more…..
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Mixing colors with different liquids can create really interesting effects. See how to make these interesting bottles on Step By Step.
List of Pink Activities: We have had lots of fun reading the wonderful story Pinkalicious by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, making wonderful pink play dough creations, practising our fine motor skills with pink pompoms and patty pans, creating pink cupcake collages and some pink sensory play in a pink theme bath with pink flower petals. Read more…..
For more fun bath activities, try making colorful shaving cream “paint.”Learn how atBeacon Villages.
Using natural objects that are painted and cute little wooden bowls, toddlers can learn to sort colors. Be mindful of small pieces for young toddlers. For instructions see Seedpod Craft Studio.
Teach your kid about the various colors associated with the rainbow.Ensure that he or she learns to embellish with cut out shapes.
You can place bubble wrap in a bowl of mixed colors. Together with your kid, make an interesting print on a plain white piece of paper. This is a great coloring activity for preschoolers.
Sorting Coloured Match Sticks: In the early years, we often hear discussions about the importance of fine motor and gross motor development in kids. Here is a great activity that is fun and exercises those little muscles to develop strength! Read more…..
Allow your kid to create a massive rainbow collage with strip of paper bent in all the colorful shades. Allow her to accessorize with different cut out shapes of butterflies, colorful cotton balls, among others.
Colorful noodles are perfect for preschoolers who are learning how to create beautiful necklaces at school.
Exploring Colours with a Mirror: This is a great way for children to play and learn with colours. The mirror reflects light which imitates a light table. Using coloured transparent cups and tokens enable children to blend and make new colours with the reflection of light. It is also a great opportunity for children to play creatively and imaginatively. Read more….
Teach your kid to use interesting materials to create beautiful prints.Ensure that your kid finds innovative ways to express himself through art.
Here are some fun and innovative color activities for preschool to indulge in:
This is a great introduction to print-making. Paint with tempura paint and then press on white paper. They look cool framed, too. Great for preschoolers. To see how go to Intello Kids.
Place small blobs of paint in an empty egg carton. Ask your child to match the colored beads in a bowl with the colors highlighted in the carton.
There is nothing that will excite your kid more than play dough. These colorful pieces can be used in a variety of ways to create different shapes and sizes.
Rice and Ice Sensory Activity: Rice and Ice Sensory Activity is a fun activity that provides an opportunity to play with rhyming words, explore scientific concepts and learn about primary colour mixing with all the benefits of sensory play. Read more…
Fine Motor Busy Bag Activity: This Fine Motor Busy Bag involves matching colours by placing the peg on the matching coloured sponge square. I was nearly going to call the activity, Peg-a-Sponge Colour Match but it is also so simple and a compact activity that will fit into a small busy bag. Read more…
Colourful Pattern Collage: These Colourful Pattern Easter Eggs are a bright and colourful activity for the kids to do this Easter. They are super simple to make, don’t require a lot of materials and are lots of fun! Read more…..
Find out how to make paint for the bath tub that doesn’t stain. It’s easy!You can find details on My Suburban Homestead.
Sorting Coloured Bottle Tops: Sorting bottle tops into groups according to colour using paper plates to group them. Read more…..
All activities are play–based focused and some are craft orientated.
Coloured Felt Ice Creams: This is such a fun hands on activity for kids to promote the learning of colours while playing creatively and making felt ice creams. This activity involves kids to creatively stack coloured felt ice cream on top of felt cones and then label the colours with Velcro cards. Read on to find out more and print your own! Read more…..
Let’s face it, colors are COOL. There are tons of fun and easy projects you can do with your toddler and preschooler to teach them about colors, or just surround them with colors. Either way, check out these really amazing ideas that can be done in your bathtub, your backyard or at your kitchen table!
Teach your kid to be creative in creating beautiful images in the snow with paint.Ensure that your kid remains productive during his winter holidays.9. Fun With Egg Cartons:
This winter activity is great for preschoolers who need something to keep them occupied during the holidays. Bottles of paint are used to create pretty rainbows in the snow.
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See what I mean? Isn’t this the coolest? See a detailed tutorial on Meet The Dubiens.
Teach your child to associate with colors confidently.Ensure that he remains active in the process.
Teach your kid new and innovative ways to use paint for activities.Ensure that your child learns how to spray paint.6. Colored Noodles:
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Sorting Colours with Cardboard Rolls: Making learning your colours fun with this interactive game using pompoms and cardboard rolls! It involves sorting and placing coloured pompoms into the matching coloured cardboard roll and catching them in a bowl. It was a great way to reinforce the learning of colours, checking for understanding and having some fun with colours. Read more…..
Coloured Sensory Rice Bags: Bright, colourful, no mess and fun – sensory play with rainbow coloured rice in zip lock bags. Read more…..
Colourful Cellophane Sticky Art: Cellophane Sticky Art is a great activity to introduce kids to colours!! I believe it is never too early to start learning about concepts such as colour and that through setting up opportunities to play and learn will begin the journey of developing an understanding. Read more…..
We are sure there will be some favorites out of all these preschool activities with colors. Let us know which one your kid loved the best.
To take the finger painting one step further, you can teach your toddler about color theory and how colors mix, inside a zip-lock. Incidentally, you can point out the color changes on the zipper as well. For instructions see Make And Takes.
I’m anxious to try this really cool craft. Mixing dish soap and paint and then blowing bubbles. See the next slide for the results. Check out Meet The Dubiens.
List of Red Activities: Exploring and playing with the colour red with crafts, play dough, bath fun, discovery boxes and more. Read more…..
Rainbow Salt Tray: Why would you need crayons, textas, pencils and paper to draw when you can have more fun with a Rainbow Salt Tray! Read more…..
Colour Match Cars Painting: Colour Match Cars Painting is super fun activity that involves creating wheel patterns from cars with paint while matching and learning about colours. Children drive the cars through the paint towards the matching colours. Read more…
Teach your kid to match colors efficiently.Ensure that your child is occupied productively for a long period of time.
Sorting Buttons: Buttons are amazing as there are so many different shapes, sizes, colours, materials and styles. Kids love to run their hands through buttons, sort through them and explore the differences. Buttons are a great sensory toy and are also great to assist in learning about colours. Read more…..
Teach your child to be creative and create stunning pieces of jewelry.Ensure that your kid improves his or her concentration while undertaking this task.7. Colorful Play Dough:
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List of Green Activities: As part of our Learning Colours Series here on learning4kids, today I am sharing with you some of the activities we have been doing as we explore and play with the colour green. Our ‘green activities’ involve a Green Tea Party in the bath, reading the book Where is the Green Sheep?, painting with green paint and manipulating green play dough. Read more…..
Let your kid have some fun with spray paint in various colors. Add paint to an old spray bottle and mix with water to create the concoction.
These are great for the bath, too. Or just drop some in a clear glass of water and watch what happens! Instructions are available on Mommysavers.
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List of Blue Activities: As part of our Learning Colours Series here on learning4kids, this week we have been exploring and playing with the colour blue with bubbles, bottle tops, paint, rice and balloons! Read more…..
This is a great project for older toddlers who are ready to start beading. Colorful noodle necklaces are great preschool projects! A lesson plan is available at Always Learning.
List of Orange Activities: Come play with the colour ORANGE!
Make use of fun and bold colors in this scavenger hunt game in order for your kid to remain active and engaged.
Teach your kid how to create interesting shapes with the play dough.Ensure that your kid handles difficult textures of play dough in the best way possible.
Preschoolers are full of enthusiasm even as they prepare to begin school. It is only fitting that you help tap into their creative energy and use it in a productive way. This can be done through fun activities that make use of color in the best way possible.
A zip-lock bag and some tempura paint attached to a bright window. Is this genius, or what? For details seeNo One Has More Fun.
Colour Activity – Coloured Ice Boats: Coloured Ice Boats is a fun sensory activity for children to explore colour. As the ice melt it creates coloured water to mix and make new colours. It is also an opportunity to play imaginatively and creatively. Read more…
Teach your child about the colors which can combine together to form other colors.Ensure that he learns without making a mess.4. Bubble Wrap Color Painting:
List of Yellow Activities: As part of our Learning Colours Series here on learning4kids, we have been exploring and playing with the colour yellow with water balloons, marble paintings, fine motor games with pompoms and a homemade music shaker! Read more…..
My senses are on overload with this one. How cool is this?? These beautiful rainbow-colored water bottles are also a musical instrument! To see how to make this fabulous instrument go to Chasing Cheerios.
These coloring activities for preschoolers are sure to help them appreciate and love colors. Also, it will ensure that your preschooler is occupied by doing something productive all the time.
Make your own spray paint easily. Click the next slide to see the results. See how to make it at Sun Hats & Wellie Boots.
Sand is such a tactile material that toddlers love. Colored sand mixed with a little glue make a cool art collage. Get the tutorial from Disney Family Fun.
Your kids may make a mess in the process, but they will also get the opportunity to learn from it. Allow your kids to find their individual expression through the medium of art.
As part of our Learning Colours Series here on learning4kids, today I am sharing with you some of the activities we have been doing as we explore and play with the colour ORANGE. Our ‘orange activities’ involved reading The Big Orange Splot followed by some ‘splot’ painting, also playing with orange water beads, orange play dough and making a orange sensory ice box. Read more…
I think these look so neat, and I can imagine it must be fun to watch while you make them, too. See the tutorial at Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas.
This is a great activity to do with your very young toddler (under 2). For the how-to, see Fun & Engaging Crafts For Toddlers.
Free Printable Colour Match Busy Bag: This Fine Motor Busy Bag involves matching colours by pressing and pinching the peg onto the matching coloured flower or button shape. It is a great activity for developing fine motors skills and coordination and also colour recognition. Read more…
Primary Colours Squishy Bag Experiment: Primary Colours Squishy Bag Experiment is a wonderful sensory experience for children to see how colours mix and form other colours. Children use their hands to blends and squish the different coloured paints together for form new colours. Read more…
Matching Colours – The Matching Colours Learning Tray involves the child sorting the different coloured match sticks and matching them to the relevant coloured section on the Styrofoam block. When a colour match is made, the child gently presses the match stick into the Styrofoam. Read more…..
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Exploring Mixing Primary Colours Activity: Colours are everywhere and it is a wonderful experience for children to see how colours mix and form other colours. Mixing Primary Colours with coloured ice blocks is an opportunity for exploring colour mixing and watching how different colours blend to form other colours. Read more…
I’ve become a slave to PINTEREST. I mean, who hasn’t? It’s seriously fun and it makes you feel like you’re creative and crafty with the click of your finger. I’m a big fan of anything colorful and I know the toddler and preschool set love colors, too. Heck, there’s a whole group dedicated to studying colors at my son’s Reggio-Inspired school. Every day I pick him up and there are beautiful bottles of every shade of purple or orange, or whatever color they are investigating.
Colour Changing Milk Experiment: Watch the magic happen with this Colour Changing Milk Experiment by mixing milk, food colouring and dish soap. Read more…
For this activity, choose buttons in different colors. These can then be sorted into bowls pertaining to a particular hue.
Buttons and Pop Sticks: Buttons and Pop (Popsicle) Sticks is an invitation to play opportunity for children to explore and experiment freely with the basic items provided. Children can create pictures with the pop sticks and buttons, balance the buttons along the pop sticks, sort buttons by colours, size or shape and even match the different coloured buttons to the same coloured pop sticks. The ideas are endless! Read more…
Absorption Rainbow Roses: Placing white roses into coloured water is a great science activity to demonstrate absorption. Children will be amazed and excited to see the changes developing in the petals of the flowers. Read more…
Coloured Skittles Game: Our Homemade Skittles would have to be one of the most played with toys in our house. My girls are continuously finding new and fun things to do with them. Read more….
Sorting coloured Pompoms – Sorting Coloured Pompoms Learning Tray involves the child sorting different coloured pompoms using miniature tongs and matching them to the relevant coloured jar. Read more…
Sensory Play Rice and Bottle Tops: Developing fine motor skills through sensory play with rainbow rice and bottle tops that will also inspire the imagination and creativity. Read more…..
Fine Motor Skills – Sorting by Colour: Fine Motor Skills – Sorting by Colour activity encourages the development of fine motor skills and provides children with the opportunity to learn and consolidate their understanding about colours. Read more…
This is a great and mess-free way to enjoy color mixing. Place the hues to be mixed in a ziplock bag and allow your preschooler to mix them. This will help determine the end result.
Teach your kid to recognize colors in order to segregate them.Ensure that your child learns more about the range of colors available.3. Color Changes:
This stuff is so much fun! I’d reserve it for the older toddlers and preschoolers, as long as they’re not putting stuff in the mouth. A recipe is available on Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas.
This is the coolest, literally! It almost makes me want to live in a cold climate. I know I’d be making all sorts of colorful pictures with my kids if I did. A tutorial is available on Really Quite Lucky.
Colourful Sensory Play with Jelly: Ooey, gooey, slushy and messy! A fun sensory experience playing with Rainbow Jelly. Read more…..