This Jelly Bean preschool colors and shapes activity is a delicious way to learn colors and shapes! Add this to your preschool shapes activities week.
Preschool Colors and Shapes Activity
The theme for open ended art today was beans. I figured this could also make a great learning opportunity so I made some shapes in Photoshop elements and filled them in with the colors of the jelly beans. I printed on card stock and cut them out.
Helpful tip: In the future, I would not use glue. It was hard to explain to my toddler that once you glue the jellybeans on, you cannot eat the jellybeans. Without the glue the child would be free to eat them up instead of having to steal one or two (ok atleast ten) before they added it to the shapes.
I notice that he knows his colors very well. He can see when something is in the wrong spot and he actually tries to teach me… which is funny. He intentionally put a green jelly bean on the yellow triangle and he was waiting for me to tell him something is wrong… I ignored it…acting like I didn’t notice… so then he goes
“Mama…. look here…”
“something looks wrong here mama… what do you think it is…”
“hmmm… looks fine to me Deen…”
D moves the jelly bean to the right spot.
This was such a fun activity that both D and I enjoyed very much!
Make your own jelly bean matching game
Here is a link to a printable of the shapes. You can use these in many ways… :
Print two copies and use it as a matching game.
Print one copy and do a color matching game with items in their toy room the sale color. (Pom poms, beads, toys, etc)
Print one copy and have your child match the shapes with other items that are not the same color.
This activity teaches kids the following shapes: Heart, circle, square and triangle.
The colors that the child works on are: Black, Green, Yellow and Pink.
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