Kids love this simple preschooler-designed color matching game! It’s great for developing fine motor skills, too.
- Divide back of plate into as many sections as you want to use colors.
- Color each section a different color.
- Color the clothespins these same colors
- Attach the clothespins to the section of the plate with the same color.
This is an activity I’ve seen on several blogs. I got out the materials and Emma did the rest. I had planned to at least divide the sections for her, but she was showing a rare independence streak and asked to do it herself. I think she did a great job. We were using IKEA markers, and she used the marker end for coloring the plate and the stamp end for the clothespins. Johnny made one too. I drew the lines for him and he decorated the top. I then color-coded the edges so it could still be used to play the game.
Both kids enjoyed this game – it was very easy for Emma and a challenge for Johnny (because of the clothespins).
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What are your favorite color matching games for kids?