If your kids are as crazy over Legos as mine are, then this Lego Color Sort activity will be right up their alley! All you need to get started is some construction paper
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– and some Legos, of course! (We used Mega Bloks® for this activity, but anything goes!)
Lego Color Sort
Choose the colors you would like your kiddos to sort and lay out coordinating pieces of construction paper! You can use masking tape to tape them to a table top (like our well-loved kid’s table here!) or to the floor, and then let your kids get started!
You can also take this opportunity to teach your little kiddos more about counting and grouping.
This is also a fun activity to take outside – My littles love any opportunity to head out in the sunshine, and so does this mama!
Check out the green section of this color sort: This was the perfect opportunity to talk about how colors can come in different shades but still be similar. (A cool life lesson can be worked in here with this concept, but I’ll let you do with that what you wish!)
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Play Food Color Sort
The amount of play food we own completely overwhelms me sometimes (You, too? Good, I’m glad I’m not alone!), so I’m thrilled when we find a great way to work all of it in to our learning!
See? It was perfect…
…and then we spent some time talking about each piece of food – Was it a fruit or a vegetable? Why? Why not? How do you know? I love asking my littles those kinds of questions! Their answers are the best!
Maybe you don’t own any Legos…or any crazy amounts of play food…but I’m sure you have something at home that your kiddos could sort by color! You know what my kids really love? When I turn them loose and say, “Go find something green!” or “Go grab something red and bring it back to me!” They love running through the house and finding what I’m looking for and bringing it back to me.
If you have a big pack of crayons or markers, you could get them to sort those as well! And then you can draw some pictures together in that specific color.
This can be a great transition into art time! Kiddos express themselves through art so we take art seriously at our house!
Quick Tip: This is actually a great way to get things cleaned up around the house! “Caleb, you clean up everything you see that’s blue and green and Isaac, you clean up everything you see that’s red and yellow.” Ahhh, us mamas, we’re sneaky! 😉
Maybe it’s not cleanup time, but you’d like them to be the ones to gather the items to sort. Color Sorting on colorful plates is another fun ideas:
Wanna try a Color Sort with smaller items? Print, laminate, and use these sorting mats over and over again!
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