Grab the counting bears, and draw the tree. Christmas color matching has arrived!
You know these little bears are my absolute favorite. And you know it. They are also the perfect supply Christmas color matching! There is just so much to love!
I’ve used these sorting bears in the classroom as a teacher, and now at home with my boys.
Basically, these bears give us life.
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Christmas activities for preschoolers don’t have to be complicated.
Sometimes the most simple ideas are the most engaging! Color matching activities are a great way to begin learning at home through play.
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Are counting bears suitable for all ages?
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Counting bears are suggested for ages 3+.
Just like our toddler toy list, these supplies are open-ended and will be used for years to come.
We also have a great collection of supplies for hands-on learning at home that will help keep things simple.
The counting bears come in a variety of styles below. For my toddler, I pick out the largest bears to offer him to play with and out the smaller bears away.
Again, these bears are made for ages 3+.
When can we play this Christmas activity?
A great time to play Christmas Bears is in the morning as you make breakfast.
If you are new here, you know I like to call these activities Breakfast Invitations.
A Breakfast Invitation is a simple way to welcome your child into play, as you begin your day. You can read all about Breakfast Invitations on our F&Q page.
Breakfast Invitations will plant the seed for play into your child to begin the morning off with intention.
Let’s get this Christmas activity going!
Tape down your white paper roll.
Draw a simple Christmas tree – I like to keep it simple with a large triangle.
Place the dot stickers on the Christmas tree.
Place counting bears to the left of your Christmas tree.
In the morning, invite your preschooler to begin color matching the bears onto the holiday tree. You may also notice, that when your preschooler is finished, he takes the game into his own hands. Encourage this creativity!
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Are you looking to challenge your preschooler?
I love these variations from my friend at A Day in First Grade.
Write the color word with the colored marker inside each circle
Write the color word in black for your preschooler to read and match
When will you play this Christmas color matching for preschoolers?