Fine Motor Skills, Color Recognition
Color Recognition Game - Super Easy to Set Up! - 7 Days of Play

Color Recognition Game – Super Easy to Set Up!

color recognition game pegs clothespins and dot stickers

This color recognition game is where color matching & fine motor skills collide! It is super easy to set up and you’ll only need 3 simple supplies! Keep on reading to see what we used!

Make Your Own Color Recognition Game!

Sure there are a million products out there that you could buy that will help your kiddo learn about colors, but guess what?! You can also make something simple like this in less than 5 minutes and just as well keep your little one engaged and learning! 

A pack of dot stickers and clothespins will always be handy when you have young kids because there are so many other simple DIY activities you can use them for!

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color recognition game pegs clothespins and dot stickers

Where Color Recognition Collides with Fine Motor Skills

This activity isn’t just about color recognition and matching colors. It’s also about strengthening fine motors skills

Clothespins, aka pegs, are one of those household supplies that kids love to tinker with, but are also secretly amazing at strengthening their small muscles in their hands and fingers! Spray bottles and peeling tape are other examples of household supplies that can be magic for fine motor skills!    

Where Color Recognition Collides with Fine Motor Skills

This activity isn’t just about color recognition and matching colors. It’s also about strengthening fine motors skills

Clothespins, aka pegs, are one of those household supplies that kids love to tinker with, but are also secretly amazing at strengthening their small muscles in their hands and fingers! Spray bottles and peeling tape are other examples of household supplies that can be magic for fine motor skills!    

color recognition game pegs clothespins and dot stickers

Printable Worksheets All About Colors!

This printable bundle is all about learning and teaching colors!

The pages shine a light on every color of the rainbow and beyond! Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, black, gray, and white to be exact! Each color gets a dedicated page where kiddos can dive deep into learning all about the vibrant details.

This bundle all about color recognition is hands on and fun, integrating paint, scissor skills, and games too! 

If you are looking for more ways to supplement your playful learning, definitely take some time to explore our other bundles as well as lots of our free worksheets!

Also don’t miss our comprehensive list, full of activities all about colors!

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Put the stickers onto a piece of leftover cardboard. I actually used the cardboard from a book of watercolor paper that we finished using. The cardboard backing is so strong and sturdy!

Step 2

Have the kids play the color recognition game, and match the clothespins to the stickers. The smaller the clothespins, the trickier they are to use. If your kiddo gets tired, take a break and finish later!

Step 1

Put the stickers onto a piece of leftover cardboard. I actually used the cardboard from a book of watercolor paper that we finished using. The cardboard is so strong and sturdy!

Step 2

Have the kids play the color recognition game, and match the clothespins to the stickers. The smaller the clothespins, the trickier they are to use. If your kiddo gets tired, take a break and finish later!

The Importance of Recognizing Colors

Being able to recognize and communicate colors, is an essential part of language development in early childhood education!

While doing this color recognition activity, talk to your kids about the various colors, have them repeat the names of the colors, and then have them think about other items that are of the same colors. This is a way to expand the activity and make it a learning experience that they can build on and use in the future.

color recognition game pegs clothespins and dot stickers
color recognition game pegs clothespins and dot stickers

The Importance of Recognizing Colors

Being able to recognize and communicate colors, is an essential part of language development in early childhood education!

While doing this color recognition activity, talk to your kids about the various colors, have them repeat the names of the colors, and then have them think about other items that are of the same colors. This is a way to expand the activity and make it a learning experience that they can build on and use in the future.

More Ways to Match Colors

Here are my top picks for toys you can buy that strengthen color recognition skills!

Color Sorting Rainbow

Transfer pom poms or balls to color sort this rainbow! If you use tongs it is great for fine motor skills too! (Caution: small parts!)

Wooden Rainbow Stacker

This wooden rainbow stacker is  not only great for color sorting, it is also a fantastic open-ended play toy!

Color Sorting Maze

This wooden board has a magnetic wand and beads that can be sorted based on color! Great for fine motor skills too!

Color Sort the Objects

This game is a great way to learn color recognition while strengthening language development.

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