Let their true colors shine!

May 02, 2016
Looking to brighten your little one’s day? Why not light the spark and let their true colors shine with some fun color recognition games! Using bright building blocks, there are lots of colourful activities you and your preschooler can do that will help boost their cognitive and physical and development – all while you play!
 
Color is one of the first things children notice as they begin to experience the world around them. But aside from being a major part of early sensory development, color is also an important way that young children learn to differentiate and organize objects, building up key thinking skills.
 
Color is one of the first things children notice as they begin to experience the world around them. But aside from being a major part of early sensory development, color is also an important way that young children learn to differentiate and organize objects, building up key thinking skills.
 

Pile on the Color! 

 
First, help your little one dump a pile of Mega Bloks onto the floor. Then, have them create separate piles of blocks, sorting them by color. When this becomes too easy, ask your child to pile similar colors together. This will help them heighten their sorting skills, using color to introduce organization into their world.
 

The Rainbow Connection

 
This is a good game that connects color to the real world. Take some pictures from around the house (these could be from magazines, grocery clippings, etc.) and ask your youngster to make a color connection. You can show them a picture of a fire truck, for example, and ask them to find a block with a color that matches. (Psst, the answer is “red”!)
 

All Aboard the Color Train!

 
This is a fun game that promotes both creative thinking and descriptive language. Ask your little one to create a color sequence, A.K.A. a color train, from block hues ranging from light to dark. To really test their knowledge, ask them how one color shade is different from another (i.e.; “How is this blue different from that blue?”).
 
Color recognition is a fantastic playtime activity that allows your child to learn while having fun. And these games are sure to help your preschooler develop the skills they need to succeed with flying colors.