This color matching activity is easy to put together and best of all, it’s fun and educational. Double win!
Now I’m totally craving a popsicle.
I’m always on the hunt for new toddler-friendly activities. Parents, do you ever find yourself spending tons of money on toys just to find them neglected and/or broken?! This is why I love creating homemade activities – they keep my kiddo busy and entertained.
Recently, I whipped up a Popsicle Color Matching Activity that’s super cute and encourages learning!
Color Matching for Toddlers
By the time your little one is a toddler, color matching may be a breeze. My son was able to get through this activity in seconds. To make it a bit more complex for him, I had him actually speak and pronounce the colors as we played. We also talked about the activity, discussing how we painted the popsicle sticks, I asked him questions about summertime (because we all know, popsicles are the ultimate summer snack!), etc. This encourages conversational skills and also, helps with vocabulary.
As a multilingual family, we repeated our Popsicle Color Matching activity in the different languages we speak at home.
Supplies Needed for Color Matching Activities
It doesn’t take much to put together my Popsicle Color Matching Activity. All you need are the following tools and supplies:
- Popsicle sticks (about 15 – I reserved 3 for each color found on the activity sheet)
- Acrylic paint in the following colors: pink, blue, green, orange and yellow (the one I linked to is an awesome pack of a variety of colors – perfect for all of your crafting and DIY endeavours!)
- Paintbrushes (I definitely prefer foam brushes when it comes to crafting)
All you have to do is paint 3 popsicle sticks in each color (psst: this is another fun activity you could do with your little ones!). Allow them to dry completely before use.
Free Printable for Color Matching Activity
Now that you have your colored popsicle sticks, all you have to do is print the free printable.
I opted to laminate our printables at our local print shop. It keeps the activity more durable and easy to store for later use.
Besides the painting, this color matching game is totally mess-free. I like taking it out when we have play dates/friends over. It’s a fun activity to play with friends!
If you want to check out another activity of mine, I have a super cute Unicorn Counting Game that’s great for teaching numbers to toddlers.
What other activities would you like to see? Share your ideas in the comments below and we’ll try them out!