A Super Fun Color Sorting Game
Inside: A peek inside Breakfast Invitations with this simple color sorting game.
When I say, Breakfast Invitation what comes to mind?
Is it a small piece of cardstock inviting you over to a fancy brunch? If so, you need to stop right here and read this.
If a calmer morning where you drink coffee and your children are inspired comes to ming, keep reading.
Today I want to share with you one of our favorite quick and easy color sorting games used as a Breakfast Invitation. Pom Pom Delivery is one of the 20+ Breakfast Invitations that are sold in our set.
Below is a post sharing exactly what you will see on your Breakfast Invitation Activity Card.
POM POM DELIVERY
A FUN AND SIMPLE COLOR SORTING GAME.
• Gather pom poms and any form of transportation toy. If you do not own dump trucks, you can also use a roller skate or pull toy. Dump trucks work best, but use what you have. Think about what you have in your home with wheels or what rolls.
• Tape down a large piece of white paper.
• Take out about 6 different colors of pom poms. A huge bag of mixed colors can cause your preschooler to get distracted.
• To help your preschooler stay focused, keep the number of pom poms to a minimum. Remember, you can always continue adding to the pile as it gets depleted.
• Add 6 different color squares to the paper. Here, I used felt squares found online or most craft stores. You can also use construction paper.
• Place all pom poms and dump trucks to the left of the paper. You want your preschooler to move from left to right, just like what happens as they read and write.
MORNING OF BREAKFAST INVITATION:
• Allow your preschooler to transport the pom poms to the matching color.
• Try to encourage coming back to the left of the paper after each drop-off.
• Allow your preschooler to progress naturally throughout this Breakfast Invitation. They may want to dump a couple at a time or transport multiple colors at the same time. Allow a lot of flexibility so they can create their own ideas by learning through play.
LANGUAGE TO USE AT HOME:
• To get started: “I see these dump trucks have a lot of work to do today. How do you think you can help them out?”
• Sort and classify: “Look at you sorting these pom poms by color! You have classified all of the red pom poms in the same area.”
• “I see a lot of different colors here! Before you count them, let’s take a guess. Which color do you think we have the most of?”
• “Which color do you think we have the least?”
• “Let’s count these red pom poms.” As you count, begin to place them in a long vertical line. Have your preschooler pick a second color. Align the 2nd color with the first color so it looks like two long vertical lines. Begin to look at how the two colors match up. “Red, orange, red, orange, red, orange, I see red, but no more orange. This means we have 1 more red than orange.”
• “Let’s take a closer look at two other colors and line them up side by side.”
Why is this important now?
BY KINDERGARTEN, CHILDREN WILL BEGIN TO BE ASKED TO: CLASSIFY OBJECTS INTO GIVEN CATEGORIES; COUNT THE NUMBERS OF OBJECTS IN EACH CATEGORY AND SORT THE CATEGORIES BY COUNT.
You can begin to work on these skills now so that you all walk into that Kindergarten room with a little more confidence.
Your child will remember your hands-on learning games, and you will remember important vocabulary during conference times.