Colors are all around us. Recognizing the colors and identifying the color names is an important part of a child’s development. Children identifying color and color words can help with cognitive development and link between visual clues and words. This printable color game can help children make these connections!
Fun Printable Color Game
Our world is literally covered in colors. They are all around us. Varying shades and hues, but color is everywhere. When children are able to identify colors, this is the beginning of being able to vocalize and describe things, including the world around them.
Understanding colors and color names is also the beginning of children being able to classify and sort objects or ideas.
Whether your children are toddlers or kindergarteners, this game can be fun as well as useful for helping them learn colors.
Prepping this activity is simple. The supplies that we used include:
Find the printable at the bottom of this post.
There are a few different ways to play this game.
The main purpose is to spin to land on a color and mark that color on the mat.
You can mark the color with pom poms, do a dot marker, or a DIY pom pom paint brush dipped in paint or even crayons if you choose.
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We started by creating a spinner with a paper clip and a pencil. If you see on the top right of the paper is that it is a color wheel. I take a pencil and hold it on the dot, with the paper clip around the pencil. You can flick the paperclip and it will be no different than a typical game spinner.
A DIY Paintbrush can be made with a pom pom tucked into a clothes pin. This makes a fabulous dotter. You can dip it in poster paint, acrylic paint or possibly even water color paint. This is great for dotting the color that is spun.
A Do A Dot marker is also a fabulous alternative. You would go along with the same concept as with the DIY Paint Brush.
These Free Printable Color Cards can also be helpful!
A second alternative is to use pom poms. This is a fantastic way to strengthen fine motor skills while practicing colors. You can use tongs or child tweezers to move the pom poms. When choosing this option, laminating is a great idea.
Teaching children colors is important and is super easy with this free printable activity!