The Best Way to Upcycle Paper Rolls
Inside: Preschool color matching activity using paper rolls
Have you ever tried collecting paper rolls?
They add us fast.
Like SUPER fast.
Well, my confession is that I am a paper roll hoarder. In fact, I have accumulated so many that I was able to make this color maze and still have some to spare. (Let's keep this collection habit between just us, okay?)
Setting Up is So Much Fun!
What I loved about this setup, is that it gave my three-year-old some guidelines to improve his fine motor grip. My preschooler had to only paint on one side of the paper roll which allowed him to focus and paint more carefully than usual.
As we painted, there was no exact number of each color. We just painted a few of every color and mixed up the color combinations on the paper rolls.
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Paper Rolls - large and small
Paper shopping bags to paint on
And Now, It's Time for Some Color Matching FUN!
Begin to create a color matching maze by connecting alike colors.
What's the BIG idea behind Preschool Color Matching?
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to:
- Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count. - Here, your preschooler is classifying color.
- Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/"corners") and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
No Time to Make This, But Want a Preschool Color Matching Game?