The Best Way to Upcycle Paper Rolls

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?)

Do you have the same overflowing collection? You may also love Room on the Broom and Caps for Sale. 

Setting Up is So Much Fun! 

preschool color matching activity

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. 

preschool color matching activity

Supplies:

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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. 

preschool color matching activity
preschool color matching game

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? 

Love Color Matching at Home? Check out Pom Pom Color Match, Apple Match in my favorite preschool curriculum, and

Busy Toddler also has a great color matching activity here! 

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