I love sharing fun themed busy activities each month with you all. It is a great reason for me to put something simple yet fun together for the kids. And since it is a busy activity I get a few minutes to prep dinner or fold clothes while the kids are playing. This month is all about RAINBOW Activities for kids. I put together a color and shape match up activity with rainbow colors. We did another fun Rainbow color and shape match up last year that we still use. This rainbow activity is a great fine motor skills activity, great for going over shapes and colors with young kids.
Color and Shape Match Up Activity
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Supplies/what we used:
Rainbow colored chip clips- similar to these Farberware Color Magnetic Bag Clips (Assorted Colors, Set of 6)
rainbow craft foam- similar to these but smaller but you can always cut them down Foam-Sheets 5-1/2-Inch-by-8-1/2-Inch, 50-Pack, Rainbow Colors
sharpie markers – like these Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Pack (75846)
How to make a DIY color and shape match up game for kids:
To start I gathered the foam rectangles in rainbow colors from my craft closet. Next I pulled out my trusty sharpie markers. Then I got out white paper and clear tape. I drew shapes on the foam sheets with my sharpies. I did a circle, rectangle, square, diamond, heart, and triangle. Now I worked on the chip clips. I took white printer paper and cut out small pieces and taped to the chip clips. Next I drew the shapes on them with my sharpie markers. I did this so I can reuse these clips for other activities if I wish. You can just draw on the clip if you do not plan to use for anything else.
Now I just grabbed my favorite IKEA – SMULA Tray, translucent polypropylene (X2) and added the clips and shape cards to it. I set it out on the table and told my son it was a match up game. He got excited and quickly started matching them up. This time this busy activity came in handy to keep him quiet while his brother napped.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Rainbow in a Bag – No Mess Art // Powerful Mothering
Rainbow Letters Race to the Top // Stay at Home Educator
Color and Shape Match Up // Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Stack a Stone Rainbow // Adventures of Adam
Rainbow Pasta Threading // Play and Learn Everyday
Rainbow Tinker Tray // Still Playing School
How to Flip a Rainbow | Simple Science for Kids // Lemon Lime Adventures
Rainbow Sun Craft // Fairy Poppins
Rainbow Pencil Control Exercises // Sugar Aunts
Beginning Sound Rainbows // Playdough to Plato
DIY Rainbow Crayon Names // Pre-K Pages
Rainbow Puzzle Skip Counting // Creative Inclusion
Rainbow Bear Color Matching Game // Life Over Cs
Rainbow Marble Painting Process Art // Preschool Inspirations
DIY Paper Plate Loom: Rainbow Yarn Art // Sugar Spice and Glitter
Rainbow Sight Words // The Kindergarten Connection
Rainbow Math with a DIY Abacus // Fun-a-Day
Rainbow Fact Family Board Game // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Simple Rainbow Sensory Bottle for Kids // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Rainbow Paint Chip Color Match // Modern Preschool
Roll a Rainbow // The STEM Laboratory
(Not Shown) Rainbow Perler Bead Key Ring // Teach Me Mommy