The BEST DIY Preschool Matching Game

The BEST DIY Preschool Matching Game

Inside: preschool matching activity using colors

Preschoolers come up with the BEST games. 

Preschoolers seem to understand how to take a larger concept (sorting and matching pairs) and break it down to the simplest execution. 

This is what happened as Grey dumped out the box of pom poms, simply explaining:

You go. 

I go.


...and if you are looking for more preschool color matching activities, be sure to check out Dash and Sort and Paint Swatch Color Sort.

preschool color matching activity

Setting up for this activity took seconds. Literally. 

Ae you ready for this? 

  • Open the bag of Pom Poms. 
  • Sit across from the other player. 
  • Take turns finding matches. 

It was SUPER simple, yet SUPER FUN!

This preschool color matching activity held both of our attentions for quite some time! 

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Why is this preschool color matching activity so beneficial?


Big and little

Small and large

Multi colored pom poms - Which colors make up this combination?

How many pairs did you find?

Did you find any matches that are the same as another match you see?

Were there any colored pom poms that didn’t have a match?

indoor preschool game

By Kindergarten, Children will be asked to:

  • Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of"/"less of" the attribute, and describe the difference.
  • Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
  • Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.

You can see we play this indoor preschool game a lot! 

indoor preschool game
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