play dough sorting

Play-Dough Color Sorting

I absolutely love using play-dough with my toddler and preschooler. It’s so smooshie, colorful and I love how easy it is to use to come up with fun and educational activities. I definately recommend Eco-Kids Eco-Dough for kids. It’s made with non-toxic, natural ingredients and a little rosemary for a nice smell! Check out Play-dough Slicing for another fun play-dough activity!

This activity is best for toddlers (18-36 monthes), but it might vary on your child’s skill level. It’s an easy activity, so I’m sure any toddler will catch on.

Sorting is fun, especially using colors! Viktor (2) had fun with this for a long time, playing with the colorful balls, taking them on and off the color-coordinated “plates”.

playdough sorting



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Use at least 3 different colors of play-dough. Make a flat piece, “plate”, for each color. Then roll as many balls as you can of each color. Toddler has to match and place each ball onto the correct colored piece of play-dough.

play dough color sorting

play dough sorting


What is my child learning?

-Color recognition

-Fine motor skills


Color sorting are great activities for toddlers because they help exercise and improve fine motor skills, since the toddler has to pick up relatively small pieces of playdough. It also helps them learn colors and match them as well!

play dough sorting color


Now get some Eco-Dough and get to learning!

play dough sorting



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