Color Sorting Magnets Tutorial
I wanted to make a color sorting activity for the children in my baby class because many of them are older and I wanted to see how they did with this type of game. I made 7 colors but I wouldn’t put them all out at once for a child under 24 months, I would start with 2 colors and add from there as needed.
Here is what you need:
- Laminator and pockets or contact paper
- Magnets (strips, dots, old magnets, whatever)
- Paint, paper, brush in the colors that you are choosing
First I went through the magazines and found 5 pictures for each color; I did red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink.
After I cut them out I glued them on white cardnstock to make them more durable and less flimsy.
Then cut them out again.
Put them in the laminating pocket and ran them through the machine (I got this one at Costco for 19$ and it came with 100 pockets).
Next, I cut up the magnet (I had a roll) and put a piece on every one before I cut them out, I just find this to be a quicker and easier point to add the magnet instead of after they are cut up again.
I also painted some paper in each of my colors and ran that through the laminator and punched out 3 inch circles and also added a piece of magnet to the back of those.
That is it! Then you are ready to sort! You can do this on the fridge or on cookie sheets or any other magnetic surface! Depending on how many colors you put out at a time you could engage a child from 1-4 years with this game while building on sorting, color naming, patterning, counting and more!
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