Do you need fun color worksheets and centers for teaching preschool kids about colors? This set is filled with fun ideas and printables to identify, sort and play with colors.
This set starts with 16 hands-on activities for centers or play-based learning. There are also 15 no-prep color worksheets for extra practice or free choice time.
Would you like a quick preview of the set? I’ll show you the printables and the fun manipulatives we added.
Preschool Color Activities
Crayon Box Color Sort
Fold and glue these cute crayon boxes and sort the crayons by colors.
Ice Cream Color Patterns
This is such a fun fine motor activity as well as color sorting. You can glue lids or cup bottoms to the circles above the cone. Then use the cards to set color patterns.
Paint Splatter Patterns
We love these color pattern cards. You can copy the pattern first. Then extend the pattern, and finally, let them start creating patterns on their own.
Color Objects Bingo
In this fun game, the kids get to spin and cover real life objects in color.
We like to store the pom poms in an empty Ziploc box. That way it’s a bit of a surprise when they reach in and pull a color out. They can then do some early math by seeing which caterpillar gets the longest.
Color Button Sorting
There are so many fun button options for this game. I love using shape buttons so they get to experiment with shapes as well as colors.
Roll & Build Color Towers
Roll and build fun color towers. We use color dice for this or a spinner.
Ice Tray Color Patterns
Kids love copying these fun color patterns using giant tweezers and an ice tray. You can fill the empty cubes with pom poms or buttons.
Clothespin Color Sort
This activity is great for fine motor skills as well as color sorting. You can paint your own, or you can get them pre-painted on Amazon.
Colored Pencil Matching
You can use this activity as a file folder or binder activity. We use Velcro dots to attach the pieces.
Paint Brush Color Sort
Kids love this fun activity. You can use a smaller brushes to make it more difficult or a larger brush to make it easier. Brush the pom poms onto the correct color splatter.
Objects Color Sorting
Building Color Words
There are so many ways to use these. You can do art with them by filling the letters with shredded paper. You can also practice making the color words with playdough, buttons or pom poms.
Dot Marker Art Pages
This set also includes several Do-a-Dot coloring pages. You can laminate them and fill the circles with color pom poms or fill them with dot markers.
Balloon Count and Color
For this fun color activity we combined counting with color sorting. You can fill the balloons with playdough, pom poms or buttons.
Spin & Race Color Game
Start with a game piece in each color. You can use snap cubes, pom poms or buttons. Spin a color. Move that color forward. Spin again and again until one of the colors make it to the finish.
Bonus Color Sorting and Fine Motor Activity Idea
My kiddos absolutely loved this color sorting activity. We made it with a leftover egg carton. You can glue colored paper to the tops of the egg carton or color them with a crayon or marker. Then poke a small hole in the top of each one.
Cut pipe cleaners in half and sort them into the egg carton.
I’ve included 15, no-prep color worksheets in this set as well as a fun free choice or extra practice option. Kids will get to do some scissor practice as well and coloring and tracing.