Inside: A gross motor lego color learning activity for toddlers and preschoolers using legos!
Is your toddler or preschooler struggling with learning their colors? If so, in this post, you can find a fun lego color learning activity!
At home, we do a lot of learning activities. This month, we are working on learning colors and shapes.
One of the best ways Lennox remembers colors is when we sort.
We started practicing color sorting in February when we were learning about pink and red for Valentine’s Day. We learned about green for St. Patrick’s Day, and then, we learned about all of the different pastel colors for Easter. Click through the links to see our fine motor and sensory activities for each holiday.
Now that Lennox is a little more familiar with the different colors, we made a game out of one of his favorite toys, jumbo Legos. He loves this game, and after playing it many times this week, Lennox is very familiar with his colors. Check it out below!
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Materials you will need for your lego color learning activity:
- Small bins or storage baskets.
At the time of this post, we had this toy storage with storage bins. I used the storage bins to sort our legos!
- First Builder’s Big Building Bag, or Duplo Blocks. I would avoid using the small Legos, as they pose a choking hazard for toddlers.
How to do the lego color learning activity:
Step 1: Learn about the colors
Then, we started using the Legos to practice his color knowledge. I would pick a lego, and ask Lennox to choose another object in his room of the same color. He really loved finding a similar color, so I knew he would be excited about this game.
Then, we built a rainbow tower so he could see all of the colors together.
Step 2: Play your color sorting toss game
I placed several bins on the floor, and in each container, I would add a different color.
Next, I would let Lennox choose a color from our laundry basket with all of the colors, and he would place, well excuse me, toss his Lego into the corresponding bin. If he got it right, I would clap, give him a high-five, and say “you did it” so he knew he chose correctly.
If Lennox missed, I would make an “errrr” sound. He would crack up when I would make that sound and knew that he got it wrong. He would then find the Lego he put into the wrong color bin and look for the correct container to put it in.
This lego color learning activity is an educational and fun way to teach your preschooler about colors. The important part is making it enjoyable. Toddler’s attention spans are so short that if it’s not entertaining, they will quickly move on to the next shiny object, or if your toddler is like mine, will start throwing the pieces everywhere.
We hope you enjoy this activity with your preschooler. Stay tuned for our bilingual color activities coming soon!