Color sorting and a fine motor activity for preschoolers
Sorting, grouping and matching things are wonderful toddler/preschool activities. It helps the child to relate and group/match items with respect to its color/size/shape and improves his cognitive skills. Here is a simple color sorting activity that we played at home and my 35 months preschooler enjoyed it.
Activity 1: color sort the paper clips (aka jump clips)
Aim: sorting and grouping like items. Learning colors.
Materials required: Few muffin liners (paper cups), colorful paper clips and few crayons.
I had marked colors in each cup with crayons. Skandhu sorted the clips and placed them in the respective cups.
Activity 2: pin the clips to paper.
Aim: fine motor skill.
We took few worksheets lying around and skandha wanted to pin the clips all by himself. He was excited and started with the color “blue”. It took him few minutes to finish clipping all the blue ones. Then he took green clips. Half way through he was bored and wanted to play some other activity! I gently reminded him that it was he who said that he would pin all the clips and my LO answered back – “Mom, today I finished two colors, tomorrow I shall finish the rest. You just keep them safe and we will play again”!! Thanks to his patience…:)