Don’t we all love a simple learning activity?
This dot the flowers activity is as simple as it seems.
The set up takes less than 5 minutes. Even with my 39 weeks baby bump.
The instructions are easy and straightforward.
Most importantly, children love this color hunt and match game!
Related: Our dot the hearts activity was a big hit with many children too! Check out this popular activity on my Instagram.
Setting up this color matching invitation to learn
Draw flowers of different colors. Set out dot paint markers. No dot paint? Dot stickers or finger paint are great alternatives. Invite your child to dot the flowers with dot paint markers of the same color.
Some variations of this activity
Set up the activity on a giant piece of paper and increase the searching fun and challenge.
OR use a letter size paper and this can be a great travel activity.
Different learning goals for toddlers and preschoolers
For the young toddlers, this color hunt and match game is a fun and hands on way for them to do color matching.
Related: This is another hands on way color matching activity for young toddlers using Duplo!
For the older preschoolers, invite them to count the number of flowers for each color. Further extend the activities with a simple graphing activity.
Some prompting questions to get them thinking:
- Which color has the greatest number of flowers?
- Which color has the least number of flowers?
- Which two colors has the same number of flowers?
Do you have 5 minutes to set up this invitation to learn today?
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