Are you looking for activities to do with your toddler this summer? We’ve got you covered with our 15 Days of Intentional Summer Toddler Activities Series. Today we’re sharing five toddler activities to work on color recognition.
Just because it’s summertime and we are spending more time outdoors, it doesn’t mean we stop learning.
Actually, I think we all know that toddlers are always, always learning.
Since I want to be intentional to continue teaching my little one his colors throughout the summer in fun and engaging ways, I’ve put together a list of five different ways we can work on color recognition this summer.
5 Summer Toddler Activities to Work on Color Recognition
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A Garden Treasure Hunt from One Perfect Day
This activity would be partnered with messy play outside, as well.
Together you can paint rocks different colors; then after they have dried Mommy or Daddy can hide them and let your little one find them, calling out the color as he finds them.
In addition, you could line them up and let him run and pick up the color you call out as a variation. The possibilities are endless!
Sidewalk Simon from Toddler Approved
This game is so fun!
You can keep it simple by calling out different colors to stand on. Or if you little one is ready for the next level, add a color after each one or call out a pattern.
Chalk Color Match Gamefrom Inspiration Laboratories
Let’s give your little one some practice seeing the word for each color!
This simple activity is a great way to teach color recognition while exposing a toddler to the spelling of each color. Perfect for a warm day outside.
Afterwards, give her a spray bottle and have her squirt all the words away and watch her giggle!
Nature Color Hunt from No Time for Flash Cards
This is a great idea for when you play to go out walking.
And if you need to simplify, start requesting items for your little one to hand to you. A great way to explore texture and color, similarities and differences.
Color Hop from Train Up a Child
Mixing gross motor skills with learning colors is such a great activity! It’s also great when it doesn’t take a lot of prep time.
All you need is to grab some sidewalk chalk.
What color recognition activities for toddlers could you add to the list?
Want even more ideas to enjoy an intentional summer with your toddler?