20 Colour Activities for Preschoolers

Here’s a collection of 20 simple, fun and playful colour themed activities for preschoolers to enjoy! 20 Colour Activities for Preschoolers

From learning about colour mixing to going on a scavenger hunt for coloured objects, this collection of ideas covers lots of different activity types and use of materials. Some can be pulled out and set up immediately with no planning required and most require very simple items from around the home, so they’re all easy to do! Choose your favourites to try this week and pin the rest for future reference.

Colour Scavenger Hunt

Colour Scavenger Hunt for Preschoolers


Colour Themed Sensory Tubs

Giant colour-themed toddler sensory tub

Egg Carton Colour Sorting

Egg carton colour sorting game


Pom Pom Colour Sort Bottles



Colour Sort and Posting Box


Discovery Bottles

baby discovery bottles 3 pics text

Multi-Sensory Baths

Multi-sensory Bath Times


Mixing Coloured Water

Playing with coloured water


Playing with Coloured Scarves



Exploring Coloured Lights in the Dark



fibre optic sensory cave

Dancing Colours in Gak

Dancing Colours in Gak

Edible Fingerpaints Sensory Play


Giant Rainbow Collage

Rainbow collage activity

Colour Collage Balloons



Whisking Coloured Sensory Soap

Whisking coloured sensory soap

Mixing Coloured Sands

Mixing coloured sand sensory play

Making Coloured Shadows

Making Coloured Shadows

Rainbow Spaghetti

Rainbow spaghetti

Writing and Drawing in Coloured Salt

Pre-writing salt tray

Threading Rainbow Necklaces 

Theading Rainbow Necklaces

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12 comments to 20 Colour Activities for Preschoolers

  • You always share so many meaningful and fun ideas for the children. What an awesome resource! Thank you. :)

  • Lisa

    What great ideas and beautiful photos. What is being used in the first picture? I can’t tell if it’s paint or also something else.

    Many thanks!

  • These are lovely ideas and there are some things here that i have yet to try.. Love the egg carton sorting and also the color mixing…just last week when my 2 1/2 yr old mixed two colors…blue and yellow – he got an interesting green…but he was most perplexed and asked me where the blue had gone.
    Also love your other ideas – am planning to try the play dough with jello tomorrow! Sounds lovely!

  • I love what you’ve done with the color matching. It lets children see there many subtle shades of those common color names they first learned.

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  • Kristen

    We did the egg carton colour sorting this afternoon and it was a hit! Big sister had fun painting the egg carton and gathering small toys/objects from around the house. When little brother woke up from his nap, she had a great time showing him how to play. We’ll definitely be using this one again.

  • Shaun Robson

    Wow i’m most definitely going to use this to become a lot closer as a father to my child, He’s not old enough for sports yet he’s two so this is going to help me create a good strong bond before creating the next Lionel Messi in the future. Well done and thank you ever so much! xx

  • atika

    heyyy, just saw the wonderful things u did , wod love 2 try some of them at my school

  • I love the way you’ve gotten really out of the box with colored shadows. It opens kids’ imaginations to a whole new medium. Great ideas!

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