Busy bags or independent learning centers are my favorite kind of activities to use at home and in my preschool classroom! I love when simple activities are engaging, inviting, and even encourage conversation between friends during play. These color matching hungry frogs are a fun way to practice colors, comparing and contrasting, and even fine motor skills. Plus, this fun activity fits nicely into a spring or bug theme too!
Color Matching Hungry Frogs
This printable color matching game includes 12 colored frogs and flies. Each card with a lily pad and colorful fly on it has a corresponding frog waiting for it to jump on to.
Print the file below on white computer paper or cardstock. I use cardstock with my preschoolers, but print paper for home. My preschoolers still tend to try to bend our laminated games sometimes! This is my favorite laminator for home, I love the same brand laminating film.
Download, print, laminate, and cut apart. Then you are ready to play!
Now It’s Time To Play!
The object of the game is to match up all 12 frogs by jumping them on to the lily pad with the same colored fly!
For younger children who may have not mastered colors yet, use only a few colors when introducing the game. This will help ease frustration and set your child up for success! This leads to wanting to play more, and building confidence at the same time.
In a classroom setting, partnering students up together can help different leveled learners work together to help each other match colors, and work on recognition at the same time.
Adding fine motor skills to the color matching activity is another way to add another learning element into this activity! I am a huge fan of strengthening fine motor muscles with my preschoolers whenever possible to help later with handwriting and letter formation.
Simply add clothespins to the the frog and lily pad cards. Clipping the frogs to the lily pads is another way to incorporate fine motor and build up those finger muscles!
Matching the hungry frogs to the correct colored fly is a fun way to learn!
This game helps young learners practice color matching, color recognition, and can encourage the use of new vocabulary terms.
Download the Hungry Frogs
Get ready for some jumping, colorful, preschool matching fun! Grab your own set of color matching hungry frogs HERE! Then, for more colorful fun this spring, make a super fun rainbow play dough kit, or match up numbers and sets with our free rainbow number puzzles!