I took an enjoyable trip down memory lane while putting this post together because we did this activity around the same time we made Cupcake Liner Balloons and the only way I know that is because they are hanging on our walls in the pictures. I am shocked at how much my kids have changed in only half a year, they look so little in the photos with huge smiles on their faces and big blurs in the photos which makes me think we need to do this activity again because they were actively learning about Colors and loving it!
We combined two games together that were appropriate for my kids skill levels. We also used the words from the printable that are written in font matching the color. Now that Little Tiger is older we can start using the words that are written in black font so she can practice recognizing and reading the names of colors.
The kids were working as a team. I totally adore how much they loved taking turns and helping each other get all the buttons pushed. It was a race against the machine, and my kids were determined on winning!
Button Machine Color Learning Game
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Tape or Sticky tack (I recently found these Scotch Restickable Dots-affiliate link and love them for turning my wall into an activity board)
Color Printable (available to download for free at the end of this post)
Paint samples matching colors from printable (optional)
1. Cut out and laminate the colored dots for the buttons and words.
2. Stick the dots on the wall.
1. Have child race the machine by sticking the colored paper with the button.
Color Name Match:
1. Have child race the machine by sticking the name of the color with the button.
Switch things up a bit and instead of having kids run or walk you can have them crawl or hop to the buttons to get them moving in different ways. My kids thought crawling was hilarious and even pretended to be different animals as they played.
Free Printable: Color Set Printable Pack
Download available via Google Drive. You do not need a Google account to download. It’s always a good idea to laminate (affiliate link) printables or put them in a dry erase pouch like our homemade one. Please share and pin our printable 🙂 While you are here, take a look at more of our Free Printables.
I love how they were working together! It’s not often you can find learning games for multiple ages! #ThoughtfulSpot
Hi Emma, Thanks so much! I love it when I can find successful ways to combine their education.