Find a variety of hands-on shape and color activities in today’s post!
Colors and shapes are two of those things your child should know before he starts kindergarten. Thankfully, they’re fun to teach!
Even though I have taken a very laid-back approach to teaching my kids colors and shapes, my oldest four kids have learned them well by age 3 1/2. I’m doing the same sort of activities with my Two.
- We talk about shapes and colors as we go through our daily routine.
- We read books about colors and shapes.
- We play simple sorting games.
For a variety of fun, simple ways to teach colors and shapes, keep reading!
- Sort Froot Loops by color – I Can Teach My Child
- Sort toy food by color – This Little Home of Mine
- Do a color sorting sensory bin – I prefer to use stale cereal so my kids aren’t as tempted 😉 – The Resourceful Mama
- Print these free books about colors – and read them often. Repeat the color word when you name each object. (My Two loves these!)
- Make a color sorting train – Mom Inspired Life
- Learn about colors with a free activity pack – This Reading Mama
- Do a colorful pom pom drop – Imagination Tree
- Do an outdoor color hunt with items from nature– No Time for Flashcards
- Sort counting bears with a free printable sorting mat
- Read books about colors – This Reading Mama
- Sort shapes from magazines – Mom Inspired Life
- Do an indoor shape hunt – Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls
- Play shape games on the driveway – Mames Like Me
- Make an easy shape collage – Nurture Store
- Sort snacks by shape – Chieu Urban
- Play a roll and cover shape game – Playdough to Plato
- Make a shape book – Lovely Commotion
- Read books about shapes – Gift of Curiosity
I hope you’ve found some fun color and shape activities to try with your preschooler at home or in the classroom!