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 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
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!