DIY Color Matching Game for Toddlers

DIY homemade toddler and preschool color matching game
Photo Source: Walk Beside Me

Not only will this homemade matching game help your toddlers begin to recognize and name colors, they can double as sound shakers, providing a fun sensory experience for your little learners {and even offer extra homemade instruments to 'play' during songs and circle time!}.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Small storage tins with viewing window {like these at World Market or Etsy can usually find similar plastic or tin containers in the office supplies section at Walmart too!}
  • Small, colorful fillers {small beads, colored rice, colored sugar, baking sprinkles, etc.}
  • Low temp glue gun

As the picture shows, fill two containers of each color, use the glue gun to seal the tins {so there aren't any accidental and messy spills!} and have your kiddos get to matching!

Sound Matching Extension

You might also consider adding a sound element to your matching game, still filling the tins with colorful items, but adding a variety of objects that sound different when shaking the tin.

For the sound element, just cover the viewing window on each tin with a piece of construction paper, etc. and you're ready for match-making! Whatever you decide, have fun with it - your little learners sure will!

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