March 23, 2013

Gross Motor Activity for Toddlers {Color Recognition}

Color Recognition Game for Toddlers



Simple gross motor game for toddlers to teach color recognition

Last week I posted about Educational Gross Motor Activities to do with kids to make learning fun. In addition to making learning fun, combining learning with movement helps children retain what they have learned.  Gross motor activities for toddlers are generally very simple and don't require a lot of prep time.  My little guys are at the perfect age to start learning their colors, so I set up a color recognition gross motor game for them.


How to Teach Color Recognition Through Play

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Simple gross motor game for toddlers to teach color recognition

I used the chalk to draw large dots to form a circle.  I kept the colors simple using orange, green, pink, yellow and blue.  You could also use homemade sidewalk chalk paint or even erupting sidewalk chalk paint.

Simple gross motor game for toddlers to teach color recognition

The best way to get a toddler involved in a gross motor game is to start playing it yourself.  Young children almost always want to join in the fun.  As I hopped onto a dot I called out the color.

Simple gross motor game for toddlers to teach color recognition

It was so cute watching Tank and Peanut (20 months) try to hop with two feet in the air.  They did their best!

Simple gross motor game for toddlers to teach color recognition

Please note that they didn't start calling out the color names.  The goal of this game was to have fun.  If they happened to pick something up while building gross motor skills then great!

Simple gross motor game for toddlers to teach color recognition

After hopping for about fifteen minutes Tank curled up on the ground.  I guess he was tired.  I was, too!



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10 comments:

  1. Wonderful idea, I must find my chalk.

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  2. Haha, love the pic of one of your boys collapsed on the ground!! Must've been lots of fun. Looking forward to warmer weather so we can get out and do this, too!!

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    1. loved this one also..how sweet

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  3. This is a great idea :) I have a very active 2 year old that would probably really love this! Already figuring out a way to adapt this for indoors, when weather doesn't permit! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. This is a great idea! I shared it on my sites Facebook page!

    ~Queen Mommy
    www.facebook.com/MommyTrying2SurviveMonday

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  6. Looks like so much fun, Allison! I've scheduled to share it on FB on Thursday. :)

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  7. Great post! I love the outdoors; from doing activities to just sitting around on outdoor furniture. The only problem is where I live is deep in mosquito territory so I need to use sector mosquito spray in order to keep them away. We also get a bunch of firefies, which are really cool.

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