Teach your child how to differentiate between different colors with these engaging free printable color sorting mats. They practice cutting and pasting, color discrimination, develop fine motor skills, and best of all, they are fun!
The color sorting game is great for both toddlers and preschoolers and is perfect for assessing your child’s color recognition skills.
Download the printable sorting activity at the bottom of the post and you will be set.
Printable Color Sorting Mats
Printable sorting activities develop your child’s cognitive skills. The color sorting mats are a perfect way for your child to learn colors while improving their thinking and reasoning ability. They will also improve visual discrimination skills, motor skills, as well as hand-eye coordination.
By looking at different colors at the same time, children learn to differentiate between them. They can tell the difference between green and blue, or red and orange.
By using pictures of real-life objects, children take color recognition skills into everyday life when they see the objects in real life and identify them by color. For example, your child will remember the color green when they see trees outside.
This color sorting activity is very engaging and your child could spend some time doing it. It includes cutting and pasting and color matching. All these activities are interesting for young minds so your little one will enjoy them!
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How To Sort The Colors
For this activity, you get a printable pdf including 10 printable color sorting mats. The colors included are: red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, pink, brown, grey, and black.
There are also 40 pictures of relatable things in different colors for your child to sort. Each sorting mat fits four pictures to sort according to color.
You will need:
- Color sorting mats
- Pair of scissors
- Glue for pasting the pictures on the mats
Print the mats and the pictures and cut them out. You can print on normal paper or cardstock paper for stability. If you want to reuse the cards then laminating them will make them durable.
If your little one is old enough, let them cut the mats and pictures to practice their motor skills. They should do this under your complete supervision of course.
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After all the cutting is done, pick one color sorting mat and look for all the four pictures that match that color, and paste them on the mat with glue.
Work according to your little one’s age and their ability to recognize color. For younger toddlers, place only one mat with a few pictures to choose from. For example, if you are busy with the color green, place the four green pictures and mix them with four blue pictures. You can also mix two yellow and two orange pictures.
This is to avoid confusing your child and to make the activity seem doable for them.
Place more mats and pictures at a time for older toddlers and preschoolers to practice their color differentiating skills.
Once completed, turn this activity into a color matching activity and match the colors of the sorting mats with these color flashcards.
Sorting By Color Printable Download
Simply download your free printable color sorting mats below and let the fun begin!