A Fun Color Matching Game
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I’ve been brainstorming about what to do with the 100 wooden toy wheels I have lying around. I seem to have a habit of collecting supplies for projects that I never end up completing (I was originally going to paint the wheels to look like donuts for Jake’s birthday party). Since Jake is car obsessed and I’ve been meaning to find a way to teach colors, I thought why not create a color matching wheel game. Here’s the best part…this toddler activity is cheap and easy!
How to Make This Color Wheel Match Game at Home
This is a super easy game that you can make for toddlers and preschoolers to help learn color matching. The idea is that your child has to match the correct colored wheels to each vehicle! Matching games like this are a fun, interactive way to teach kids their colors.
1. Gather Paint Chips to Use For Color Matching
2. Draw or Trace Vehicles With Wheels
Step 2: Draw a car, truck, bike or anything with wheels onto your paint chips. I lucked out and happened to have a car puzzle piece that I just traced, but you could also look online for some free clipart. Outline your drawing with a pen. I used a silver Sharpie.
3. Paint Wooden Wheels
Step 3: Paint your wooden wheels with acrylic paint. I only did one coat because I have no patience but if you’re really crazy you could do 2 coats of paint and finish it off with a varnish. The picture above was how I let my wheels dry. This image and step really isn’t necessary, I just thought it looked pretty!
I love this idea for my boys! New fan of your blog 🙂 … one question where do you get the wheels and bags?
So sorry – tried to email you but you had a no-reply blogger email. Hope you come back to see that I got the wheels from here http://www.craftparts.com/114-716-wooden-toy-wheels-recessed-hub-p-3756.html?cat_id=189. And the bags are from Paper Source http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/item/Muslin-Bags/3650_042/49683501.html?gclid=CPH6jeaDw7YCFWKCQgode0YAig. You can also find other muslin bags on Amazon or Etsy. Hope this helps!
I think I fixed that thanks for the info ! 🙂
oh how I love the simplicity of this – and visually so great – it makes me want to play with it 🙂