DIY Color Recognition Activity
I created a color sorting activity about a year ago similar to this except the children used clothespins with the color glued on the back. It is a great activity which improves color recognition and discrimination and fine motor skills (pincer grasp movement.) My 4 old enjoyed this method, however, my 20 month old wanted to pick the glued colors off of the clothespins so I wanted to created the same type of activity but would stand the test of time and toddlers lol. Instead of using clothepins, I resorted to self adhesive velcro dots which are my go to for PreK diy projects. You can them at any craft store like Joanns, Michaels or A.C. Moore.
I found a seller on ebay that sells them in bulk so you know i was excited about that.
I created a simple table using Open Office. It is software similar to Word and has most if not all of the same functions and it's free. I used the table function and created to columns. I split one side into 4 vertical cells and increased the font. You will have to adjust the size to the kind of samples you will be using. After printing them out, I played around and managed to created 2 cards on sheet. After printing I cropped the cards removing the excess paper.
I proceeded to cut the matching paint samples and prep them for laminating.
After laminating, I cut out the matching pieces and and squared off the corners because they tend to be sharp if not clipped.
After prepping all of the pieces, I added the velcro dots to the cards and matching pieces.
This is the finished product!