In this fun color match game, kids have to perform a variety of tasks at once: visual scanning, visual discrimination, balance, coordination, teamwork and more!
Our kids The Treehouse had so much fun with this gross motor color match game that promotes balance, coordination, social skills, and color identification!
There are so many different ways to play and you could change things up to target so many different skills. This game would be perfect for a group of preschoolers and could work well as an activity for pushing into the classroom, gym, or co-treatments between PT, OT, and SLP!
You don’t need any fancy materials or supplies for this color match game – you probably have most of these things on hand already! Let’s get started!
What you’ll need:
-Hula hoops (one to match each color of the balls you’re using)
-Blocks or books to prop up your hula hoops
What to do:
To get started with the gross motor color match game, dump all of your ball pit balls all over the floor and prop your colored hula hoops up off the floor using blocks or books.
Then, assign each child a color. Tell kids to find their color ball and take it to the matching hoop. But here’s the catch…they have to get into the hoop very carefully, without knocking it down! This requires balance, coordination, and self-regulation!
Check out the video demonstration for this color match activity!
This game is similar to one of the most popular movement games from The Inspired Treehouse: Rabbit Hole!
How to change it up:
-Challenge the kids to move in different ways, like holding hands with a friend!
-Some of our younger friends had a little trouble remembering what color ball they should be looking for during the color match game, so we gave them a colored sticker to wear on their hand to remind them.
-Try playing a round of the game where kids have to hold hands with a larger group (4-5 kids) to retrieve a ball and step into the hoop all together!
-Try some of our other Creative Hula Hoop Ideas for Kids!
-Don’t miss one of our most popular group gross motor games from The Inspired Treehouse: Rabbit Hole!