Sticky color sorting to save the day!
What is it about jumping headfirst off the coffee table onto the couch?! We need sticky color sorting in our life asap.
As my 10 months old crawls around the living room floor, chaos surrounds him with two high energy preschoolers!
So what’s a mom to do?
Bring out the contact paper, of course. Because this color sorting activity is sticky, and boy do preschoolers love sticky.
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Let’s get color sorting!
This activity requires little setup:
Stop by your local painting store for some paint chips. I like to grab (borrow, ask for, buy a couple of gallons of paint to compensate, etc) a variety in the same color to add decision making.
I enjoy listening to my preschoolers analyze which shade looks like the better choice when categorizing.
And if you love learning about colors, I put all the ideas together here in our list of 35+ Activities for Colors here.
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I quickly prepped this sticky color sorting activity.
Cut the contact paper into four even rectangles.
Use painters tape to adhere the contact paper to the wall.
Next, I added the paint chips into an egg carton top and invited my boys to begin color sorting.
Each color sorting square will have color variations! Each time they pinched a new paint swatch, they were also helping prep their little fingers for future pencil grip. I love it when learning through play is risk-free!
Talk about the different color variations discussing which colors are brighter, duller, darker or lighter than the rest.
Why play color sorting games at home?
This is a great way to practice the skill of communication, taking turns, and having a conversation with siblings to increase vocabulary.
Color sorting can be played with:
at play dates
In homeschooling group activities
when you need a minute to yourself
Keep the contact up for future exploration!