This color sorting activity from Rachel is a great introduction to colors for your little ones, or just fun practice for bigger kids! Bonus – it’s also easy to set up!
I wanted to try something new to practice colors with Hannah. After a quick looked through my craft supplies, we came up with this color sorting sticky window activity. She LOVED it!
I decided to do the activity on my glass sliding door. The sun was going to be out for the first time in ages, so I wanted to take advantage! The vertical surface and sunlight also add extra sensory elements to the activity.
First, I cut a piece of contact paper (affiliate link) to fit my door and taped it up, sticky side toward me. Then I taped out two large squares on the contact paper, using blue painters tape (affiliate link — this stuff is good for SO many tape activities!) and masking tape. I stuck with two colors for Hannah.
I had a bunch of tissue paper scraps left over from an art project my older girls did, so I used those. You could also double the activity and have your kiddo help cut or tear the paper first!
This is a great chance to do some extra cutting practice, too!
I picked out the blue and yellow tissue paper scraps to match the tape squares. I made sure the scraps were big enough for her to pick up but small enough to add some fine motor strengthening.
You can easily change up this activity to fit your kiddo and the materials you have on hand. Use different colors of tape, more than two colors, or swap out the tissue paper for construction paper or pom poms.
I gave Hannah the bowl of tissue paper scraps and showed her what to do. Every time she picked up a piece, I had her tell me what color it was and where it should go. I wasn’t sure how long she would last, but she kept at it until she used up all the scraps in the bowl!
After a while, she wanted me to take turns too. I still had her tell me the color and show me where to put it each time.
She could definitely tell the difference between the colors; her sorting was right almost every time. She already knew yellow, but the repetition helped solidify it. Most importantly, she had fun, so I’d call that a win!