Color Matching Pencils & Erasers Activity

Do you have a preschooler starting school soon? Does he/she know his/her colors? Make these popsicle pencils and erasers (pompoms or colored mini erasers)for a fun color matching activity!


Color Matching Pencils & Erasers Activity

Color recognition is a skill young children often learn by playing. We could provide learning opportunities like these "pencils and erasers" activity for them to consolidate those skills in a fun way!

What do you need:
  • Colored popsicle/craft sticks
  • Pompoms or mini erasers
  • Marker

Draw pencil shapes(rectangle with triangle) on your sticks with the marker, leaving a space at the "back" for the eraser.(Our purple stick was a bit too dark to show the lines of the pencil in the images)
PS- you can add the color name too if you'd like the child to start recognizing the names.


Provide a tweezers or tongs together with the pencils and erasers and ask the child to match the colors!

This activity can be placed in a small bag(pencil bag or Ziploc bag) or box and be used as a busy bag during traveling, waiting times or quiet time! Pair it with a color die/dice and make a game out of it with two players- see who can match their erasers first by the luck of the dice!


A fine motor skills and color matching activity in one!

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.