Easter is coming! It seems to be coming quickly too! This Easter color matching activity for kids is great for toddlers and preschool age kids. If your child is younger than 3 or prone to put stuff in their mouth, you should be present and attentive during this activity. This is a fun way for children to learn their colors while also working on fine motor skills and getting the opportunity to play with different textures. For more fun Easter activities, crafts and food ideas, check out my Easter tab.
My son had a lot of fun sorting colors in plastic Easter eggs. The idea, however, was not 100% my own. My sister-in-law was letting her 2 year old daughter play with some plastic Easter eggs. They also had play-doh out. My niece began taking the play-doh that matched the plastic egg color and sticking it inside. She was very clever to start matching the colors like that. I loved the idea and took it a step further with my four year old.
I decided I would take a variety of materials, including the play-doh, and let him put the play-doh in the egg and then add a variety of materials. I’m sure you have other items laying around the house you could use, but I’ll give you a list of what we included.
Materials Used for Easter Egg Color Sorting
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- Plastic Easter Eggs
- Play-Doh, assorted colors
- Perler Beads
- Pom Poms
- Pipe Cleaners
- Pony Beads
- Scraps of Paper
The concept is simple. Give kids the plastic eggs, assorted materials and play-doh. They put the matching color play-doh in first and then can stick all of the matching color items into the egg. I was able to join my son for the activity and then work on house duties while he kept playing and sorting. Holidays provide many opportunities for crafts, fun and learning. I hope you are inspired by this activity this Easter.