FREE Printable Matching Games

Free Printable Matching Games for Kids

  Matching activities are a great first activity to try with your toddler and preschoolers love to match, sort, and play Memory with these cards. Here's a collection of 60+ FREE printable matching games for your preschooler or toddler: Matching Colors Bug Color Matching Pumpkin Color Matching from Confessions of a Homeschooler Bird Color Matching Crayon … [Read more...]

Make a Rainbow Scope

Rainbow Scope 3

With this DIY rainbow scope, everyone can see a rainbow this Spring! The International Delight Coffee Creamer bottle is the perfect size and shape for the rainbow scope. Peel off the label and rinse out the bottle. Use a knife to cut off the bottom of the bottle. Color a rainbow with markers on a piece of clear plastic. We used permanent marker on a piece of a clear … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Color Matching

Easter Egg Color Matching

  Cut eggs from different colors of construction paper. Use whatever stickers you have on hand.  Decorate each egg with matching colored stickers. Not only is this a creative color matching activity, but it is great for fine motor development as your child manipulates the stickers. … [Read more...]

15 Ways to Explore Colors

Ways to Explore color with kids

 (left to right) Ladybug Color Matching (printable) Color Sorting (printable) A Color of His Own Matching (printable) (left to right) Bottle Top Color Matching (printable) Color Collages Colors Elevator Game (printable) (left to right) Toddler Color Baskets Color Hunt Color Hunt and Count  (left to right) Color Sort and Glue God Made Everything Colors Book … [Read more...]

Toddler Color Sorting Craft

Toddler Color Sorting Craft

I cut squares from a bunch of scrap construction paper, gluing one of each color on the top of each column.  Then, I let G sort and glue the remaining pieces.  He loved this activity and proudly stated each color by the end! Written by Jill … [Read more...]

Sort and Balance Toddler Activity

Toddler Color Matching

  Grab some popsicle sticks and pebbles (we get ours from the Dollar Tree or Daiso).  Have your tot balance the pebbles on the sticks. Up the ante by telling him a specific number to count out (one on the first stick, two on the second, ect) or match the pebbles to the same colored sticks. It’s a great fine motor activity! Written by Jill … [Read more...]

God Made Everything Colors Book (printable)

God Made Everything Book

Several months ago, we did a color of the week in our Tot School with my daughter.  One of the things we tied in with our colors was the Bible lesson that "God made everything."  I chose an item for each color and we would do a little craft activity with that item, talking about both the color and how God made that animal, plant, etc.  You can read more about what we did in my … [Read more...]

Kids’ Activities using Old Magazines

Activities with Old Magazines

The New Year organizing bug has hit my home (better late than never, right?) and I find myself just looking for ways to get rid of "stuff" we have laying around.  One thing I have a difficult time letting go of is old magazines.  I hate just getting rid of them!  That got me thinking about all kinds of ways they could be used with my toddler, as well as older … [Read more...]

Bug Color Matching (printable)

Color Matching

  Bug Color Matching Print the bug color matching document and cut out each card. Match each bug to its same colored leaf. Name the colors as you match them. Other Ideas: Turn it into a listening activity. “Can you put the orange ladybug on the purple leaf?” Print two sets of cards and use them to play Memory. Write capital and lowercase letters on the … [Read more...]

Toddler Color Matching

Rings on Fingers Title

Wanting a fun way to introduce colors and body parts to your little one, as well as practice some fine motor skills?  Try this Rings on Fingers color matching activity (inspired by The Eyes of a Boy) and pair it up with your favorite book or song about those sweet little fingers. Cut out two hands, each in a different color of card stock.  I used this hand template to make … [Read more...]

Learning Link Activities

Learning with Links 1

I found a package of colorful learning links at the Dollar Tree and knew they'd be great learning tools for G (2 years old).  Here are some ways we used them for learning link activities: Patterns  Making AB patterns was totally new to him, and it took a few tries, but he totally got the hang of it!  We read the pattern together, almost like a song, and he did so … [Read more...]

Turkey Feather Matching (printable)

Turkey Feather Matching

This is a simple and fun activity to practice matching with your toddler, or use the variations described below to play with your preschooler! Turkey Feather Matching Download Two different turkeys are included depending on the concept you want to practice with your little one.  Download, print, and cut out the pieces of the turkey you want to use. I laminated my … [Read more...]