Color Wheel Fidget Spinner Activity

Does your child own a fidget spinner? Or perhaps you made a DIY version? Use the spinner together with paper plates for learning colors with this color wheel idea!
Color Wheel Fidget Spinner Activity - super clever activity with lots of games to go along with it for toddler, preschool, prek, and kindergarten age kids.

More color activities they might enjoy:

Color Recognition

make color recognition activity with two paper plates, markers and fidget spinner

What you need to make the color wheel:
  • 2x paper plates
  • Markers/crayons/paint(a variety of colors)
  • Spinner
  • Glue
  • Scissors 
color recognition activity for toddler, preschool, prek, and kindergarten age kids

Add the circles of colors around the one plate. I *tried* spacing it out without much planning. You can measure it out and let the older kids figure it out as part of a lesson too.

then add color names

Then, add the color names to the other plate. Cut the flaps as shown below and glue the two plates together so that the corresponding color is atop of the color name.

Draw a spinner shape in the middle of the plate where the spinner should be placed. Add a tiny arrow from paper, cardboard or craft foam to the spinner. Ready to play!

fidget spinner color activities for kids

  • Color scavenger hunt: Find a blue object, for example, first player back get the point!
  • Touch a color: touch a certain color in the room, first player that touches correct color gets a point!
  • Do you wear *color* today? Get a point for each color.
  • Spell the colors name: everyone gets a point for correct spelling of color name.
These games can be played informally or by keeping scores. My eldest liked the challenge of keeping score and that was incidental Maths work for her too! My youngest was in charge of the spinner;)

fidget spinner color wheel

A fun and educational way to use a spinner! Would your children like this activity?

Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at Teach Me Mommy about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher. Follow along on FacebookInstagramPinterest, and Twitter.

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.