Do you like playing games in your class or at home with your children to practice certain skills? Play this mitten and snowball color matching game with your kids – they are sure to love it this winter! They will learn to take turns, play according to simple rules AND learn their colors, too!
It’s the perfect hands-on addition to our winter math and literacy centers!
Mitten and Snowball Color Matching Game
You will need:
- a variety of colors of felt/craft foam or cardboard
- white pompoms or cotton wool balls
- colored dice/die
For this fun color matching game, we used the same felt mittens that we used for this mitten number match activity .
They were added to two trays, one color for each player. (You will need more mittens if you have more players, as everyone should have the same colors as the dice.)
A colored dice/die and a container with white pompom “snowballs” were also added to the trays.
The rules of the game are simple: take turns to roll the die, and then add a snowball to the color mitten the die lands on.
If you have already added a snowball, you miss the turn.
Are you lucky to roll all the colors to have a snowball on each mitten before your opponent? If so, then you are the winner!
To extend the game you could say that each mitten must have 2 or 3 snowballs on it to win.
You could also add tongs or tweezers if you want to work on fine motor skills too!
A simple color matching game, with a winter twist – perfect for the colder weather and super fun too!
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