Along with shape recognition, color recognition is an equally important skillset to have in a child’s cognitive development. Color recognition helps your child develop the ability to use descriptive language, understand the world around them, and creates a link between what they see and what they say. Here are some of our favorite activities that will help your child to understand colors.
Nature color scavenger hunt
Take the learning outdoors with this nature scavenger hunt. Take a piece of paper and mark sections of color with a marker. Head outside and help your child find objects that fit in each color.
Make a cereal bracelet
Match the wheels
Try color toss
Label laundry baskets (or large pots) with construction paper. Encourage your child to toss balls (or stuffed animals) into the correct color basket. This activity also works their hand-eye coordination!
Set up a clothespin matching game
This matching game is a great opportunity to help your child work on their visual discrimination through matching. Plus, it’ll exercise their fine motor skills as they punch and pull.
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