Paper tube color maze will rock your world!
You know how it goes. Supplies for this paper tube color maze will all up lightning speed.
But truly, my confession is that I am a paper roll hoarder. In fact, I have accumulated so many that I could make this color maze and still have some to spare. – Let’s keep this collection habit between just us, okay?
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I loved this setup because it gave my three-year-old some guidelines to improve his fine motor strength.
My preschooler had to only paint on one side of the paper roll, which allowed him to focus and paint more carefully than usual. This encouraged steady hand and hand-eye coordination.
As we painted, there was no exact number of each color. We just painted a few of every color and mixed up the color combinations on the paper rolls.
To begin, gather paper rolls of different sizes.
Paint the ends and let the tubes dry.
When the tubes are dry, flip them over and paint the other side.
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After painting, it’s time for color matching fun.
Begin by connecting like colors.
Allow your preschooler to decide how they can begin. Every color maze design will be different.
Color activities are a great way for toddlers and preschoolers to learn through play!
Stumped with how to begin matching the paper tubes?
I see a lot of red ends. Let’s see what happens when we connect the two alike colors.
Look! Now the end is blue. Show me which tube we can connect to the blue side.
Take turns placing the correct color tube on either end. Extend the game by talking and creating different designs.
What’s the BIG idea behind Preschool Color Matching?
By Kindergarten, some children will be asked to classify objects into given categories. Here, your preschooler is beginning to classify by color.
This painted color maze will also encourage problem-solving and critical thinking.
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