The color game in preschool

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A fun color recognition game your children are sure to enjoy!

This is a little game we made for our preschoolers to have fun working on color recognition…

Preparing the Game

First we made a little cube and put a different color on each side – red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and purple. Then we cut out 6 large circles from construction paper and laminated them…

Object of the Game

The object of the game was to roll the color cube and then stand on the color of circle that matches the color facing up on the cube…

Inventing their own Rules to the Game

The children made up their own rules of the game as they played…

The objectives of the game took on different twists and turns…

Exploring Different Variations of the Game

The game was played on the floor and on the table…

All kinds of accessories were added to the game…

Why we Love the Color Game

The color game is a good example of an “open ended” game! Through giving children the time and space for open ended play, children are able to experiment with their ideas, build communication skills, invent rules to a game, assign roles, perspective take and use trial-and-error as they make decisions on their own. They are more engaged and gain independence when they are given the opportunity to make complex decisions. We hope you will give the color game a try in your classroom!

Here are some other homemade games to check out…

Make your own game mats (frog game, car game, tree game) from Teach Preschool

Color matching clothespin game from Teach Preschool

Bean bag game from Teach Preschool

Tape Shapes from Teach Preschool

Caterpillar Color Bingo from Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers

Bean Bag Game from Brick by Brick

Bowling game from Meet the Dubiens

Apple Tree Game from Little Family Fun

Dice Walking from The Artful Parent

What’s Missing? from Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning

 

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

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