This Paint Chip Color Matching Activity is great for developing important fine-motor skills, identifying different hues, and introducing students to color values.
*Pair with our Color Centers & Activities for Pre-K/Kindergarten
Paint Chip Color Matching Activity
This color activity is quick and easy to make, and it would be a fun learning center or quiet time activity. Your students will enjoy lots of colorful learning fun with this paint chip color match!
You Will Need:
- Paint chips – We recently painted several rooms in our home, so we happened to have plenty of paint chips on-hand. Be sure to save any leftover paint chips for projects like these!
- Mini Clothespins
- Decorative Hole Punch
- Double-sided Tape
First, gather all your materials. Next, use scissors to carefully cut each paint chip strip in half, as shown. Set one half aside.
With the other half of the paint chip, use the decorative hole punch along the edge to create one shaped punchout of each color/value.
Next, use double-sided tape to attach the shapes onto the mini clothespins.
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Lastly, invite your student to match up the colors/values on the mini clothespins to the corresponding paint chip and clip the clothespin to the side of the paint chip.
I love that this color match activity can be done indoors, and it is a great rainy day activity!
One idea for the scraps of paint chips with the holes punched out is to create an outdoor color match, like the one we did here. When the weather is nice, go out on a nature hike and try to match all the colors!
Whenever you find a match, take a quick photo. When you are finished with your hike, you can create a colorful scrapbook together using all of the photos.
This is such a fun way to get kids to pay attention to small variations in the colors of nature that they may not otherwise notice!
You might also like our Color Sorting Center Activity!