Yep, Color Match Memory is as fun as it sounds!
My toddler loves colors. He also enjoys memory games. Put it together and what do you get? Color Match Memory! (spirit hands) – thanks for humoring me on that one.
This is the perfect color activity for toddler’s Breakfast Invitation to get mornings rolling with learning, creativity, and hot coffee.
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Begin to color sort with your toddler around two or three years old.
Learning colors is one of my favorite concepts to watch flourish with early learners! Begin to point out colors in everyday conversations by saying things such as, “Here are some GREEN grapes!”
You can see that we started identifying colors around one by playing, Pick a Color, and then moved into sorting with apples! There are just so many fun ideas that can introduce and analyze colors for toddlers!
This color memory game is a great addition to your collection of ideas. Plus, it is pretty easy to make.
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Memory games are also a pretty big deal.
This education article shares great information about the benefits of playing memory games with kids.
When kids play memory games, they are also improving critical thinking, strengthening problem-solving, and enhancing visual perception. Sign us up! We are ready to rock and roll with memory activities!
Next, you must try our sock matching activity. It was a HOOT and my toddler still asks for it!
I introduced this color matching activity as a one-person game.
Why? Well, I wanted to make breakfast, drink my tea, and encourage a little independent morning play. I call these ideas Breakfast Invitations and you can watch a short video about them on our homepage.
When I was ready, I joined in to play together.
Playing together helped my toddler better understand how to take turns, how to pay attention to what I was picking, and most of all; how to lose.
We are still working on all that is listed above, and this color matching game is a perfect introduction.
Here’s what you’ll need for color matching
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Craft sticks – we like to keep these on hand in our art cart
Knife or scissors to cut the slots in the egg crate
Super simple, right? We like to keep activity supplies to a minimum. A little goes a long way!
I set this color-matching memory activity up in five minutes.
We are all overworked and exhausted. I certainly don’t have time to cut, paste, and laminate. But I do have time for a simple setup that will inspire play.
Gather 12 craft sticks and two of each color to the ends.
Cut a small slice into the top of each section of your egg crate.
Tape your egg crate down to prevent it from rising every time a craft stick is pulled.
Insert one colored stick into each slot.
Now your toddler is ready to color match! I invited my three-year-old to pick a color and see if he can find the matching pair.
Color matching with your toddler is great fun!