Our kids love those videos where people are opening eggs to find what's inside! I decided to use that enthusiasm to learn, match, and name colors. We used a few materials to create a fun color surprise fine motor game!
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When the kids weren't looking I stuffed rainbow scarves into plastic colored eggs. I made sure that we had a scarf to represent every color of the rainbow but I didn't put them in their matching eggs. I also added a rainbow striped scarf in the pink egg!
"What do you think could be inside?" This activity was a way to discuss the opposites in and out. It was so much fun as the kids opened the eggs because the scarves would pop out and unravel! It was fantastic fine motor practice, too!
The kids took turns selecting and opening the eggs. "Just wait a minute! It is E's turn now. She is picking red. What color do you think is inside? Now it is your turn!"
Once all the eggs were opened we put the scarves in rainbow order on our tray. We named the colors as we worked.
The kids wanted to put the eggs on the matching scarf. There are so many ways you can play and learn with a few simple materials!
I will put this invitation to play out again this week. This time I might ask the kids to put the scarves in the eggs themselves. We will work on matching the scarves inside the corresponding eggs.
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Color Counting Book by Tiny Tots Adventures
"I See a Rainbow" Book-Making by Fun-A-Day
Color Insect DIY Book for Writing Practice by The Educators' Spin On It
Mouse Paint: Learning About Colors in Preschool by The Preschool Toolbox Blog
Free Color Sorting Mats with Spinners by Life Over C's
Colors Snap Cube Pattern Matching by Learning 2 Walk
What Color Am I? Kindergarten Guessing Game by Capri + 3
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