teaching colors

Teaching colors to your preschooler should be really fun for you and your child! Your child is already learning new things every day, so it helps do fun activities to push their development even further. Plus, this is an excellent time for bonding with your young child. Early education is the perfect way to help your child learn and spend quality time with them. So here are a few things you can do to jumpstart preschooler education with your preschooler.

I Spy

Everybody knows this game! I spy is a great way to teach your child what colors are and identify the colors themselves. You can play it with many other concepts as well! You can play it in two steps. First, tell your child, “I spy something blue (or any color).” Then point to something blue and tell them that is the color you are looking for. You can ask them, “What do you spy that’s blue?” This game is a great way to reinforce their learning by telling them, showing them, and then letting the child find it.

Search the Room

You can play this game with just your child or if you are in a classroom setting. We’ll discuss how the game would go in a classroom first. You can call a student up to the front of the room and have them hold up a color mat or shout out a color. The other children will run around the room, looking for something that matches that color. Some may come back with items that don’t match, but that’s okay! It is a perfect opportunity to teach them and let them try again. If you play with your child at home, the concept is the same. However, you can call out the colors, and your child should get something that matches. 


Sorting is another way to reinforce colors with preschool children. There are numerous printables on Pinterest or other websites that you can use. Your child can sort things based on colors, and you can be there to assist them if they get stuck! It would be best if you used a variety of materials to sort as well. Legos, craft supplies, and blocks are great examples.

Mixed Up Colors

Mixed up colors is an advanced version of sorting. This game is great to play if your child has already been sorting colors for a while. You group different colors on color mats and mix them up. Then you and your child work together to fix the mistakes and put the colors in the right place.

These are just a handful of the activities you can use to teach colors to your preschoolers! If you are looking for more early education suggestions, give Heritage Learning Center a call. We can help you get started.

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