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Colour Sorter

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Teach primary colours using this simple sorting activity.

Materials Needed:

  • Colour flashcards.
  • Assortment of Coloured buttons.
  • A small bowl.

What to do:

  • Start this activity by using primary colours red, blue and yellow.
  • Place the red, blue and yellow flashcards on a table.
  • Pour the coloured buttons into the bowl and ask the child to sort them out. Placing the correct coloured buttons onto the matching flashcard.
  • Next add the orange, purple, green flashcards onto the table.
  • Once again, the child sorts out the buttons onto the secondary coloured flashcards.
  • Depending on the coloured buttons you have, you can add more coloured flashcards such as pink, grey, black, white to sort which will enable the child to learn more colours.

Hints and Tips:

  • Instead of buttons you could use any objects that have multiple colours. For example beads, feathers, stickers, pom pom balls etc.
  • For an alternative, pick a coloured flashcard, show it to your child and then they have to look around the room for an object of the same colour.
  • You can use the Colours Posters and Colours Flashcards available under Printables in this website.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Begins to recognize basic colours.
    - Can follow simple instructions.
    - Groups objects according to specific characteristics.

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

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving inquiry experimentation hypothesising researching and investigating

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

Created On January 1, 2015 Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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