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Indoor Toddler/Preschool Activities: Color Match Fun

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A really easy toddler/preschool activity for you today! (AKA Sanity Savers When You’re Trapped Inside with Over-Energized Little Humans and You Have Run Out of Ideas!)

Here is a SUPER easy color match activity that I made up a few years back using things I already had in the house.

A fun activity introducing color match fun to toddlers and pre-school age children. Great for when you are stuck indoors!

What you need for color match fun:
  • Mini M&Ms (from a recent holiday stash. This happened to be after Valentine’s Day)
  • Colorful scrapbook paper (I already had the dotted, but you can use striped, designs, anything with different colors.)

A fun toddler and pre-school age color match activity

For Toddlers: Have your child match the color of the M&M to the circles on the paper.

For Pre-Schoolers: Dump the M&Ms out and sort them first.

color match activity for kids

Count the M&Ms of each color by rows. Then eat the candy as you complete a row

*Alternative: Grab some dice from a game board, have the child roll the dice to see how many red he gets to eat. Continue until all colors and rows have been eaten.

A fun toddler activity introducing color match

The best part!

Color Match fun for pre-schoolers and toddlers

This is simple and could easily be adjusted to what candy and paper choices you have on hand.

I loved this because the 2-year-old was learning (sorting, colors, counting…patience), but he was having fun and totally motivated by the end result!

As you can tell, I am totally not above using candy to fill time to pad the gaps between the “trapped inside madness” that can come when you’re stuck inside!

Originally published November 21, 2014

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