Today I’m going to share a quick and easy flower color match activity that you can make in a snap. I found a bright, colorful Hawaiian lei at the dollar store. It caught my eye because it was made of flowers from all the colors of the rainbow…..perfect for a color matching activity!
Flower Color Match Activity with Serving Tray:
With a quick snip from a pair of scissors, I cut the lei’s string and and pulled all of the flower petals off the string. I was really surprised by how many petals a single lei produced.
I then dug out a plastic serving tray (also from the dollar store) and added coordinating colored paper squares to each section of the tray. After I cut up and attached all the pieces of paper, I realized that I had post-it notes in all of the same colors. Using the post-it notes to color code the serving tray would have saved me a bit of time and paper. Do you have post-it notes to use?
With all the sections of the tray marked by color, kids can use it to sort the flower petals into the correct sections of the tray. This can also be used as a counting activity. Kids can determine how many flowers there are in each color and which color has the most flowers.
Magnetic Flower Color Match Activity:
You can also make a magnetic flower color match activity to use on a cookie sheet, a magnetic board, or on your refrigerator. (Magnets may be a chocking hazard..for kids 3+). I found small pom-poms that match the colors of the flower petals and added magnets to the back of them.
Now, kids can use the magnetic pom-poms to hold the flower petals to a cookie sheet, magnetic board or refrigerator. In addition to color matching, kids can use these magnetic flowers for counting, building number sense, making patterns, etc……a great addition to a flower-themed unit!
If you like this activity, you will also like the following flower-themed activities from my TPT store. Click on the images below to check them out.