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Color Sorting Mitten Activity

Kids will have fun practicing sorting colors and improving fine motor skills with this Color Sorting Mitten Activity for Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten age kids.

Color Sorting Fine Motor Mitten Match for Preschoolers

This colorful activity will be perfect for your toddler or preschooler. Combine it with simple counting activities and make it appeal-able to older kids too!

What you need to set this up:

  • Different colors felt mittens(you can use craft foam or cardboard too, use THIS as a template)
  • Corresponding color pompoms
  • Plastic tweezers

I like to set up these activities on a tray: it helps to keep the activity tidy. In the class setup, you can have different tray activities on one table without it getting mixed up too much.


Color Sorting Mitten Activity

The child pick up a color pompom using the tweezer, then place it on the correct color mitten. Using tweezers requires using those ever important fine motor skills and hand eye coordination skills for placing it correctly. Identifying the correct color mitten works on visual discrimination skills.

winter color sorting activity for toddler, preschool

Talk about the different colors: naming it with toddlers and preschoolers. Older children can count the pompoms and discover which mitten has the most, fewest etc. thus working on language development too!

winter fine motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers

Kindergartners and first graders can do simple simple sums, for example:

  • How many blue and red pompoms do you see?
  • How many pompoms altogether?
  • How many pompoms except the green ones?
  • and so on…..


color activity for kids

Use a dice to turn this setup into a game: roll the dice and add that amount of pompoms. Divide the mittens between kids. Each one gets a chance to roll the dice. See who has a mitten full of pompoms first!

Also come and see how we used these mittens for upper and lower case matching HERE.

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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 about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher.

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