Having a young child at home is amazing – that age where they can absorb so much information, and learn so much is an excellent time for you to get creative and make a variety of crafts and activities for them to do. It’s easiest to learn while having fun! Take a look at my top 40 fine motor ideas to encourage your child to learn all about different colors!
40+ Fine Motor Ideas to Encourage Color Learning
This collection of activities to learn colors using colorful muffin pan inserts is a fun way for your child to learn colors and spelling of color names, and it comes with a free printable. Try a few different games and help your child learn colors easily!
Get your child involved in some colorful fun with this dot marker color activity. Match the dots with corresponding colored bottles, and have lots of color-learning fun while playing with colors. Your child can watch and copy the video too!
This is a super fun bead sorting activity for children – sort the box of random beads into separate colors in their own bottles. Children naturally seem to love sorting, and this is an awesome, fun activity for little ones keen to learn colors. Great to keep them busy while learning.
Your child will love sorting colors with this fine motor color sorting activity using colored Velcro strips and colorful mini hair bands. You can also play pattern games with these. A fun game to learn to match colors, and great for fine motor skills in young children!
Have fun with this clever sticker color recognition activity. Your child can match stickers with colored crayon circles – a fun way to match colors and create your own circles.
This cute fine motor activity stringing beads is a fantastic way for little hands to get used to managing small objects. It’s also a great way to discuss and learn the different colors with them. I don’t know a child who does not love beads, and stringing them!
This is a fun color sorting activity made from an egg carton. A fun activity where your child can match the different colors of beads with the colors painted inside the egg carton. Great for learning names of colors and matching them!
Try this fun sensory activity where your child matches colors and patterns using pre-painted sensory sticks. It’s a cute activity for learning pattern and color recognition; a fun matching game for little ones!
This fine motor pom pom activity will keep your child busy for ages! With a variety of containers to choose from, as well as different tools to pick up and move pom poms with, your child will spend hours moving pom poms from the main bucket to other containers. He/She can sort by color too!
Your child will love this feather color sorting activity – a lovely activity which is quick to set up. Put together a tray, some paper with color circles and a pile of colored feathers, and let your child sort the feathers into the correct colored circles on their tray.
This cute activity is great for helping your child learn his/her colors while playing with toys that they love. Use color bears and match them to colored circles for hours of playing and matching fun.
This activity playing with colors while painting with a giant eye dropper is bound to keep your child captivated for a long time! Paint with different colors, learn how to mix them, and have lots of messy play fun at the same time!
Follow this easy tutorial on how to make your own colorful umbrellas, with numbers, and then let your child match colors and numbers with buttons to the umbrellas! A beautiful crafty activity you can do with your child!
This fine motor muffin pan activity involves a free printable, a muffin tin and pom poms. Your child can use a variety of different tools to pick up the pom poms, and place them with their matching color disc in the muffin pan. Very fun for little ones!
Have some fun with this color sorting activity with a light table. Get some see-through colored containers, some clear colored chip bag clips, and let your child have lots of light-play fun sorting clips with containers. Also good for fine motor skills!
This color mixing activity using coffee filter paper is a great way for your child to learn how different colors mix with each other. It’s also a messy play activity, which is bound to give hours of messy fun!
These felt color sorting busy bags are a great activity to do with your child – follow the tutorial to make these cute colorful felt bags, and then let your child sort colored toys into each bag. A great activity for learning colors, and matching them!
This cute color sorting with farm animals activity comes with a free download for color cards. Your child can use a variety of tools to pick up colored farm animals, and match them with the color cards you print. A great activity for learning color names and matching them!
This creative rainbow fish activity involves making a fish out of a paper plate, a palette of color paint in an egg carton, and letting your child experiment with mixing and painting colors onto their fish. A wonderful activity to learn about mixing colors!
Help your child match colorful popsicle sticks to their corresponding color bowls in this cute activity. Great for little ones learning color names, and learning about matching colors. A simple activity to do with things around the home!
Make a busy bag full of learning activities, and let your child learn about shapes, counting and colors while having fun with these gorgeous printables. Make your own busy bag to store all the prints and pegs, and take your learning anywhere!
Help your child build a rainbow with this fun painted stacking stones activity, and let your child learn the colors of the rainbow, while having some balancing fun!
Have fun with this Feed The Spider color Catapulting game, where your child has to feed the spider with pom pom flies, practice aiming at the colored net and try to get the right color flies to the matching colored parts of the net.
This adorable game is a great way for your child to match colors – create these cute sheep with a free printable, and let your child match colored tails to the sheep. A clever way to teach colors while being creative!
Using egg cartons around your home, create this fun egg carton color matching craft. It’s a great craft for messy play as your child paints the cartons, and then separates them in order to match colors together.
Check out this collection of color learning activities that are stunning, and will leave your child busy for hours learning about different colors. From a color wheel, to colored water bottles, to colored glass shapes, your child will be mesmerized with these beautiful crafts!
Help your child make a beautiful clothespin rainbow busy bag! A beautiful craft involving paints, pegs and fine motor skills; this activity is sure to WOW you at the end with all its color!
Get creative with magnet sheets and colorful buttons, and practice playing with numbers, learning colors, and having loads of color fun!
Make this cute fishing craft for your child, and watch them have endless fun while fishing for the right colored fish. A great activity to help your child learn all about the different colors, while having creative fun.
Have some science fun while learning about mixing colors with this Baking Soda & Colored vinegar activity. A great messy play activity that will give your child hours of fun!
This very clever activity is great for fine motor skills, learning to hold a pencil correctly, and aim as your child paints carefully with a pipette on the correct dots, on this printable page. An excellent activity to train pencil grip and strengthen hand and finger muscles in preparation for school!
Make this fine motor skill busy bag with paper clips and color circles, and travel anywhere with a great bag full of learning fun. Your child can spend hours creating numbers with paperclips, making necklaces, and learning how to match colored paper clips with color cards.
Help your child with fine motor skills as well as creativity as they make these cute rainbow threaded pasta necklaces. A great way to work little finger muscles, as well as have a whole lot of creative fun.
Buy yourself some quiet time with these beautiful DIY No Sew Quiet Books. Your child can braid the ribbon and match color squares no matter where you go. A gorgeous activity for busy hands!
This beautiful craft will be a hit with your small child! Print your own dinosaur pom pom mats and have lots of pom pom color matching fun. A great craft to make and keep.
This Monster Munch Fine Motor Activity will give your child hours of fine motor skill fun as they use mini monster clips to pick up and sort pom poms into the correct color containers.
This Days of the Week busy bag will help your child match days of the week pegs with their corresponding tags. It’s also color coded, so it’s a self correcting game even if your child isn’t at a reading age.
This cute Color Sorting Water Bin activity is a great bath time game. Use bug tongs to sort colored reusable ice cubes into the correct colored cups!
This fine motor skill will be a huge hit with your young child – use crazy straws to bead/thread on felt circles. A great activity for little ones ready to work finger muscles and fine tune their fine motor skills!
Use a range of colorful patterned cards cut out into different shapes, and then cut in halves, and give your child an afternoon of matching creative fun. This shape and pattern activity is a beautiful way to get familiar with shapes, colors and textures!