List of Colour Activities

 Colour or Color Activities

Colour Activities and Play Ideas

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Colour Match Car Painting - learning colours

Colour Match Cars Painting:  Colour Match Cars Painting is super fun activity that involves creating wheel patterns from cars with paint while matching and learning about colours. Children drive the cars through the paint towards the matching colours.  Read more…


Mixing Primary colours squishy bag experiment - follow on activity from the book Little Yellow and Little Blue

Primary Colours Squishy Bag Experiment:  Primary Colours Squishy Bag Experiment is a wonderful sensory experience for children to see how colours mix and form other colours. Children use their hands to blends and squish the different coloured paints together for form new colours.  Read more…


Rice and Ice Sensory Play -learn about rhyming words, absorption and colour mixing.

Rice and Ice Sensory Activity:  Rice and Ice Sensory Activity is a fun activity that provides an opportunity to play with rhyming words, explore scientific concepts and learn about primary colour mixing with all the benefits of sensory play.  Read more…


Learning about Mixing Primary colours Activity using melting coloured ice blocks

Exploring Mixing Primary Colours Activity:  Colours are everywhere and it is a wonderful experience for children to see how colours mix and form other colours. Mixing Primary Colours with coloured ice blocks is an opportunity for exploring colour mixing and watching how different colours blend to form other colours.  Read more…


Sorting by colour using spice jars by learning 4 kids

Fine Motor Skills – Sorting by Colour:  Fine Motor Skills – Sorting by Colour activity encourages the development of fine motor skills and provides children with the opportunity to learn and consolidate their understanding about colours.  Read more…


Colour Changing Milk Experiment - Science Fun for Kids by Learning 4 Kids

Colour Changing Milk Experiment:  Watch the magic happen with this Colour Changing Milk Experiment by mixing milk, food colouring and dish soap.  Read more…


Let's play with Buttons and Pop Sticks - lots of fun ideas

Buttons and Pop Sticks:  Buttons and Pop (Popsicle) Sticks is an invitation to play opportunity for children to explore and experiment freely with the basic items provided.  Children can create pictures with the pop sticks and buttons, balance the buttons along the pop sticks, sort buttons by colours, size or shape and even match the different coloured buttons to the same coloured pop sticks.  The ideas are endless!  Read more…


Peg-a-Sponge Colour Match Busy Bag Activity

Fine Motor Busy Bag Activity:  This Fine Motor Busy Bag involves matching colours by placing the peg on the matching coloured sponge square.  I was nearly going to call the activity, Peg-a-Sponge Colour Match but it is also so simple and a compact activity that will fit into a small busy bag.  Read more…


Matching Colours Free Printable Busy Bag

Free Printable Colour Match Busy Bag:  This Fine Motor Busy Bag involves matching colours by pressing and pinching the peg onto the matching coloured flower or button shape.  It is a great activity for developing fine motors skills and coordination and also colour recognition.  Read more…



Colour Activity – Coloured Ice Boats: Coloured Ice Boats is a fun sensory activity for children to explore colour.  As the ice melt it creates coloured water to mix and make new colours.  It is also an opportunity to play imaginatively and creatively.  Read more…


Absorption Activities


Absorption Rainbow Roses:  Placing white roses into coloured water is a great science activity to demonstrate absorption.  Children will be amazed and excited to see the changes developing in the petals of the flowers.   Read more…


Exploring Colours with Mirrors and Transparent Colours (learning4kids)


Exploring Colours with a Mirror:  This is a great way for children to play and learn with colours.  The mirror reflects light which imitates a light table.  Using coloured transparent cups and tokens enable children to blend and make new colours with the reflection of light.  It is also a great opportunity for children to play creatively and imaginatively.  Read more….




How to teach colours to toddlers and kids?


Sorting Colours with Cardboard Rolls: Making learning your colours fun with this interactive game using pompoms and cardboard rolls! It involves sorting and placing coloured pompoms into the matching coloured cardboard roll and catching them in a bowl. It was a great way to reinforce the learning of colours, checking for understanding and having some fun with colours. Read more…..


Learning Tray - Matching Colours


Matching Colours – The Matching Colours Learning Tray involves the child sorting the different coloured match sticks and matching them to the relevant coloured section on the Styrofoam block.  When a colour match is made, the child gently presses the match stick into the Styrofoam.  Read more…..




Sorting Coloured Bottle Tops:  Sorting bottle tops into groups according to colour using paper plates to group them. Read more…..



Colourful Cellophane Sticky Art:  Cellophane Sticky Art is a great activity to introduce kids to colours!! I believe it is never too early to start learning about concepts such as colour and that through setting up opportunities to play and learn will begin the journey of developing an understanding.  Read more…..


colour activities for kids

Coloured Felt Ice Creams:  This is such a fun hands on activity for kids to promote the learning of colours while playing creatively and making felt ice creams.  This activity involves kids to creatively stack coloured felt ice cream on top of felt cones and then label the colours with Velcro cards. Read on to find out more and print your own!  Read more…..


Learning Trays Collage a


Sorting coloured Pompoms Sorting Coloured Pompoms Learning Tray involves the child sorting different coloured pompoms using miniature tongs and matching them to the relevant coloured jar.  Read more…



Colourful Pattern Collage:  These Colourful Pattern Easter Eggs are a bright and colourful activity for the kids to do this Easter. They are super simple to make, don’t require a lot of materials and are lots of fun!  Read more…..


colour activities


Sorting Coloured Match Sticks:  In the early years, we often hear discussions about the importance of fine motor and gross motor development in kids. Here is a great activity that is fun and exercises those little muscles to develop strength!  Read more…..



Coloured Skittles Game:  Our Homemade Skittles would have to be one of the most played with toys in our house.  My girls are continuously finding new and fun things to do with them.  Read more….



Sorting Coloured Pompoms:  Using the tweezers to sort the pompoms into colour groups in the separate sections of the egg cartons.   Read more….. 


make a rainbow with jelly


Colourful Sensory Play with Jelly: Ooey, gooey, slushy and messy! A fun sensory experience playing with Rainbow Jelly.   Read more…..



Coloured Sensory Rice Bags:  Bright, colourful, no mess and fun – sensory play with rainbow coloured rice in zip lock bags.  Read more…..



Rainbow Salt Tray: Why would you need crayons, textas, pencils and paper to draw when you can have more fun with a Rainbow Salt Tray! Read more….. 



Sensory Play Rice and Bottle Tops: Developing fine motor skills through sensory play with rainbow rice and bottle tops that will also inspire the imagination and creativity.  Read more…..



Sorting Buttons:   Buttons are amazing as there are so many different shapes, sizes, colours, materials and styles.  Kids love to run their hands through buttons, sort through them and explore the differences. Buttons are a great sensory toy and are also great to assist in learning about colours.  Read more…..


ACTIVITIES FROM OUR ‘LEARNING COLOURS SERIES’ – Each colour post has a list of a number of activities!

All activities are play–based focused and some are craft orientated.


Learning Orange Activities


List of Orange Activities:  Come play with the colour ORANGE!

As part of our Learning Colours Series here on learning4kids, today I am sharing with you some of the activities we have been doing as we explore and play with the colour ORANGE.  Our ‘orange activities’ involved reading The Big Orange Splot followed by some ‘splot’ painting, also playing with orange water beads, orange play dough and making a orange sensory ice box.  Read more…


Colour green activities - learning colours


List of Green Activities:   As part of our Learning Colours Series here on learning4kids, today I am sharing with you some of the activities we have been doing as we explore and play with the colour green. Our ‘green activities’ involve a Green Tea Party in the bath, reading the book Where is the Green Sheep?, painting with green paint and manipulating green play dough.  Read more…..


learning the colour blue with hands on activities


List of Blue Activities:   As part of our Learning Colours Series here on learning4kids, this week we have been exploring and playing with the colour blue with bubbles, bottle tops, paint, rice and balloons!  Read more…..


Colour/ color Red Activities


List of Red Activities:  Exploring and playing with the colour red with crafts, play dough, bath fun, discovery boxes and more. Read more…..


yellow activities for kids


List of Yellow Activities:  As part of our Learning Colours Series here on learning4kids, we have been exploring and playing with the colour yellow with water balloons, marble paintings, fine motor games with pompoms and a homemade music shaker!   Read more…..


Learning Colour PINK


List of Pink Activities:   We have had lots of fun reading the wonderful story Pinkalicious by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, making wonderful pink play dough creations, practising our fine motor skills with pink pompoms and patty pans, creating pink cupcake collages and some pink sensory play in a pink theme bath with pink flower petals.  Read more…..


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