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Colour Peg Matching

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Children can develop their fine motor skills and learn colours with this matching colour peg game.

Materials Needed:

  • Box (each side to be painted a different colour)
  • Pegs (5 pegs to be painted per colour on the box)

What to do:

  • Place box on the table.
  • Add coloured pegs into a bowel per child.
  • Encourage children to match the coloured peg onto the matching colour of the box.

Hints and Tips:

  • Instead of a box use painted coloured cardboard, the children can peg onto.
  • Laminated coloured paper can also be used.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    established hand preference

    manipulates small objects

    holds object between thumb and first two fingers

    groups objects according to specific characteristics (colour, size, shape etc)

    recognises similarities and differences

    matches objects and pictures one to one

    pays attention to activity between 5 – 15 minutes at a time

    able to identify and name primary colours

    understands concepts of sorting, grouping and matching

    increased concentration

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Puzzle Play
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Fine Motor Skills, Learning Games, Manipulation Games, Quiet Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
    4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
    5.4  Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

Created On February 22, 2023 Last modified on Wednesday, February 22, 2023
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