Flowers and butterflies are fun signs of spring. We turned them into a cute preschool activity for learning color words and matching colors. Flowers and butterflies color matching activity for preschool is so easy to make.
You need two supplies to create this activity-and you may even be able to skip the cutting out step like I did. Seriously teaching preschool at home is for crafty and NON crafty moms alike.
I grabbed my butterflies and flowers from Michael’s. They were pre-cut in the paper crafts aisle. You certainly can draw a flower and a butterfly on paper and use them as stencils for tracing onto colored card stock.
Flowers and Butterflies Color Matching Preschool Activity
***The key is to have one butterfly and one flower cut out from each color if you are tracing and cutting yourself.***
What to do:
Cut out your flowers and butterflies if doing it yourself.
Use the black marker to write the color word on each flower and add details as shown, if desired.
You can laminate these for durability. I use a little easy-to-store laminator like this one.
How to play the flowers and butterflies color matching preschool activity
Arrange the flowers on a coffee table or the floor where preschool kids can reach.
Set the butterflies in a pile. The butterflies will “fly” to the flower that matches it.
We have one butterfly for each flower, but you can certainly have multiple butterflies for each flower if you would like.
I made sure to point to each color word and say it. This is to emphasize pre-reading skills for preschoolers. Simply running your finger under a word as you say it goes a long way for making the connection in a child’s brain that words mean something.
The rest of the activity is very child-directed. They match the butterflies to the flowers and say the color.
This flowers and butterflies preschool activity is simple, fun learning. Being so easy to set up, I store ours in a plastic zip top bag to use again and again. I made this one for my second child and used it for the twins when they were preschool age.
Let me know what you think after you try it! Simple, right?
Check out the other preschool color matching activities here.