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These Rainbow Chameleon Color Sorting Mats combine color word recognition, early math skills, fine motor development and science all in one. April showers bring May flowers and lots of lovely rainbows so get those colorful pompoms out for some sorting fun!
Other Printable Color-themed Centers and Worksheets
Counting Colorful Bugs Book – A printable book where kids can work on learning color words as well as numbers.
Farmer's Market Activity Pack – This set of 5 activities will encourage children to eat a rainbow and goes well with this rainbow chameleon activity too.
Colorful Pumpkins Sorting – Similar color sorting activity perfect for a Fall or Halloween themed week
Rainbow Chameleons Color Sorting Mats Setup
For this activity you will need:
Colored objects to sort like pompoms, buttons, bead or Lego blocks
Tweezers to pick up the objects and add a fine motor component to the activity
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Playing This Fun Color Game
Print out the color mats and laminate them, especially if you're planning to use this in a classroom. Laminating them will let you use these mats over and over.
Put your colored objects in a bowl in the centre of a table and provide your child with some tweezers. He or she will use the tweezers and place the colored object on the correct colored mat.
Kids will also learn some science about chameleons as each mat has a cool fun fact to read!
Pair Up This Chameleon Activity
This is a cute rhyming story about a silly pet.
This chameleon color toy will reinforce learning about colors.