Inside: A simple and fun flower theme color matching, counting and graphing activity for toddlers and preschoolers
Don’t we all love a simple learning activity? This dot the flowers activity is as simple as it seems.
In fact, this activity is so simple that I could set this up in less than 5 minutes, even with my 39 weeks baby bump. The instructions are easy and straightforward. Children love this color hunt and match game. Children learn color matching, counting, motor skills and graphing in this activity. And to top it off, you can easily simplify this activity for your 2 years old, or modify it to challenge your 4 years old.
How to set up this color matching activity for toddlers
For the young toddlers, this color hunt and match game is a fun and hands on way for them to do color matching.
Draw pairs of flowers of the same colors (for example 2 green, 2 orange, 2 red flowers and so on). Set out dot stickers beside this activity. Invite your toddler to paste dot stickers on the flowers with matching colors.
Extend the activity by inviting your toddler to draw lines to connect the two flowers of the same colors.
How to set up this color matching activity for preschoolers
Draw flowers of different colors in different numbers (for example: 1 orange, 2 blue, 3 yellow, 4 red, 5 green and 6 purple flowers). Set out dot paint markers beside the invitation. No dot paint? Dot stickers or finger paint are great alternatives. Invite your preschooler to dot the flowers with dot paint markers of the same color.
Then invite them to count the number of flowers for each color and transfer the data to a graph.
Here are some prompting questions for your preschoolers:
- 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?
- How many more red flowers are there compared to green flowers?
- How many less purple flowers are there compared to yellow flowers?
Some variations of this color matching activity
Set up the activity on a giant piece of paper, draw more flowers and increase the searching fun and challenge.
OR use a letter size paper and this can be a great travel activity.
Do you have 5 minutes to set up this invitation to learn today?
More fun learning activities for toddlers and preschoolers:
Check out this hands on way color matching activity for young toddlers using Duplo! Our dot the hearts activity was a big hit with many children too! Check out this popular activity on my Instagram.
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