Lego Color Sorting Activity for Your Preschooler
Lennox just had his first day of preschool. He had so much fun, and I know he is going to thrive in preschool because he loves doing stimulating activities.
At home, we do a lot of learning activities. This month, we are working with colors and shapes. One of the best ways Lennox remembers colors is when we sort.
We started practicing color sorting in February when we were learning about pink and red for Valentine’s Day. We learned about green for St. Patrick’s Day, and then, we learned about all of the different pastel colors for Easter. Click through the links to see our fine motor and sensory activities for each holiday.
Now that Lennox is a little more familiar with the different colors, we made a game out of one of his favorite toys, jumbo Legos. He loves this game, and after playing it many times this week, Lennox is very familiar with his colors. Check it out below!
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Bins to sort your colors
We started using the Legos to learn about colors before his nap for some downtime. I would pick a lego, and ask Lennox to choose another object in his room of the same color. He really loved finding a similar color, so I knew he would be excited about this game.
What I did was place several bins on the floor, and in each container, I would add a different color. Then, I would let Lennox choose a color from our laundry basket with all of the colors, and he would place, well excuse me, toss his Lego into the corresponding bin. If he got it right, I would clap and give him a high-five, so he knew he chose correctly. If Lennox missed, I would make an “errrr” sound. He would crack up when I would make that sound and knew that he got it wrong. He would then find the Lego he put into the wrong color bin and look for the correct container to put it in.
It is a super easy, yet fun way to teach your preschooler about colors. The important part is making it enjoyable. Toddler’s attention spans are so short that if it’s not entertaining, they will quickly move on to the next shiny object, or if your toddler is like mine, will start throwing the pieces everywhere.
We hope you enjoy this activity with your preschooler. Stay tuned for our bilingual color activities coming soon!