Colour Hop

Age: Toddler, Preschoolsquare-of-colour

Equipment: Construction paper

Space requirements: Small space

Activity description:

  • Tape different colours of construction paper around the room.
  • Children move around the space and when the leader identifies, children select a colour to stand near.
  • Select a child and ask them to identify the colour they are standing near. Children can also be asked to name something that is the same colour in the room.
  • Children move around the room again and select another colour to stand near.
  • The game continues until all children have been called upon to identify their colour.

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: movement skills; spatial awareness
  • Non-physical skills: colour recognition; decision making; critical thinking

Adjust the challenge:

  • Instead of colours, you could use shapes, numbers or letters.

Activity modified from: A Hop, Skip and a Jump: Enhancing Physical Literacy (2nd Edition)

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), C-D, Equipment required, Small space

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