Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Colour matching

Here is an easy to make colour matching game using items you're likely to have laying around the house.

All you need is some coloured paper, coloured textas, an egg carton, paddle pop sticks (coloured work well, but they don't have to be!), glue (I used super glue) and I also used a laminator.

First draw flowers on your coloured paper:

Then colour in the bottom of an egg carton (obviously using the same coloured textas as the paper you have) then use a knife to cut slits in the middle of each colour - not too big otherwise the paddle pop stick wont stay up!

Cut out the flowers, then laminate (you don't have to laminate them if you don't have a laminator, but it will prolong the life of your flowers!)

Use super glue to attach the flowers to the paddle pop sticks (I used super glue - I find craft glue and kids glue don't hold strong enough for rough little hands!)

Match the flowers and to the coloured patches on the egg carton:

Ladybug loved trying to match the colours. She would hold a flower up to each colour and say "Match? Noooo", "Match? Noooo" until she found the correct colours and say "Match? Yes!"

Sometimes she needed some help getting the paddle pop stick into the hole but good practise for her fine motor skills:

She also practised naming her colours, apparently this one is "Yellow green"

And she also practised her counting:

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