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Learning Colors Activity: Color Jump

Posted Sep 02 2009 7:55pm
We have been working on naming and correctly identifying colors in our house lately so I thought I would share some of the activities that we have come up. This seems to be an area that my daughter is having trouble with so we are trying a lot of different games and projects to keep her interested and learning.


This first activity is called the color jump (she is really into jumping). For those who are less mobile (or less obsessed with jumping), this activity can be touch the color, stand or sit on the color, etc. Anything that will work for your little one.

Here is a picture of the "game board." Please excuse the fast tape work on the ground. My little one saw what I was doing and quickly came over to "help" so I had to be fast.


I started with five colors however you could start with more or less depending on your child's level.

  1. First I showed my daughter each square and told her what color it was. Than I had her stand to one side. As I called out a color I told her to go and jump on that color.
  2. I started with yellow since she knows that color best. She was very happy to go over and jump on the square.
  3. While playing I would first wait to see if she went to the right color and then help her if she needed it.
  4. We've played several times and it keeps her interest longer than looking at a color book or sorting bears.
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