When it comes to learning colors, there are as many activities as there are colors of the rainbow! Here are 9 Cubic Frog® favorite, effective, free color learning activities for toddlers:

1. Sing along!

Cubic Frog® is so proud to debut our newest kid’s sing-along song to teach and learn colors, fruit, animals and more! Presenting the amazing Color Song!

2. There’s an app for that!

Why not try an interactive mobile learning game? May we suggest our very own, very free Preschool EduKitty, which covers a variety of essential educational material, including colors, the alphabet, and counting. And did we mention we’re giving it to you for free right here?

Preschool EduKitty Screenshot of color blobs

3. Say it again!

Be conscience of pointing to objects and identifying their colors. Even when your little one isn’t able to respond or repeat, trust us, they’re listening and learning. This exercise makes a huge difference in kids learning colors and being able to dissociate the color from the color of an object (think the color orange from an actual orange).

4. Colorful Clothes!

Designate one day per week or every other week as Clothes Color Day, let your little one choose the color and help them dress head to toe in different variations of that color. Besides a fun fashion statement, this is a wonderful way of learning about different variations and tones within one color.

5. Crayons are the coolest!

Children as young as 11 months can begin to hold crayons and color on paper. Coloring is a great fine motor skills activity as well as a wonderful way to explore color. There’s no reason to wait, unleash your kid’s creativity now!

6. Sorting!

Creating sorting bins of big and small objects such as toys, buttons, fabrics, blocks, etc is a fantastic introduction to problem solving and color skills. Sit beside your little one and simple create different piles of colors, placing like-colored objects in the same groups.

7. Keep a colorful plate!

Nutritionists agree, the easiest way to know a healthy meal is by the diversity of colors in contains. A plate of food for the whole family should be filled with every color of the rainbow. This type of healthy eating is not only important for color recognition practice but of course essential in ensuring that kids are growing up with the nourishment they require in order to develop mentally and physically.

8. Sensory stimulation!

Whether it be scented play dough, sensory bins, or sensory jars. Creating experiences that turn color from a 2D visual experience to something hands on is a very important way to reinforce a solid understanding of this concept. The more sensory channels (touch, taste, sight, hearing, speaking) through which a child experiences a topic, the more likely they are to retain and enjoy.

9. Color Cards!

March down to any paint store and pick up a few color paint cards. There are limitless ways to recycle these free samples. Our favorite is to cut up the color strips and use them like a deck of cards. Play a very easy color game by distributing “cards” to kids and yourself, laying out a variety of colors cards on the floor, and seeing who can distribute their cards to the matching color family quickest.