One of the first activities that toddlers can do is color sorting. Color recognition and color sorting activities are a fun way for toddlers to learn about color, which is one of the very first STEM projects for toddlers that a toddler can try!
When my middle daughter was two, I set up this super easy and fun color sorting toddler STEM activity so that she could learn to sort things by color. If you have a printer and can print in color, then you can make this color sorting activity in just a couple of minutes!
Easy Color Sorting STEM Activity for Toddlers
Keep reading to find out how we made our color sorting activity. Use our printable circles to make this activity even easier!
Supplies for the color sorting STEM project:
- Random objects and toys
- Color circles printable
How to Set Up the Toddler Color Sorting Activity
Color sorting is one of our favorite easy STEM activities for toddlers. Bo is extremely into colors right now (her current favorite is blue) so this activity was a blast.
If you don’t even have time or the printer ink to print our color circle printables, don’t sweat it. You can use construction paper for each color or even just start with one object of each color and have your preschooler add to that.
Print the color circle printables and place them on the floor.
Have your preschooler find objects that match each color and place them on the correct circle. Talk about what each color is, or just let your child play on their own!
Even my older daughter thought this activity was a lot of fun.
For an older child, spread out the circles across the room and challenge them to find five objects of each color in a certain time frame (like 30 seconds).
This makes the game a lot of fun for everyone.