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?
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
11 thoughts on “Easy DIY Color Matching Game for Preschoolers and Toddlers”
Wow, this is simple and educational!! Thanks for this idea!
I have already seen it somethere…
You are so clever! I love how they made it themselves… what a great idea!
I made something very similar to this for M over the weekend. I used a color wheel we already had, but I think he might get more out of the activity by making it himself. I love yours! Thanks for the great idea!
So cute and easy. I have found that when the kids help make the game they usually have more fun.
Emma did great – this is so cool that she was able to stick with the project and make her own game.
fun craft! love your new blog!
That looks like a lot of fun. I love your new site!
Emma did a fantastic job!
That’s a cute idea!
Wonderful! Such a good idea to have the kids make their own game! We have (and love) those Ikea stamping markers, too. Now with the cooler and rainier weather, we are probably going to do more indoor crafts and I might be brave enough to bring out the markers. Maybe a good time to train Kate to actually use them properly and not decorate herself.
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