Dot Sticker Color Matching is fun way to get kids to practice colors while learning how to read color names! While younger toddlers practice peeling, sticking, and color recognition, older toddlers and school-aged children can learn the Chinese characters. This activity is great to do with our Giant Color Sorting activity and was inspired by one of my favorite activity websites, Busy Toddler. In the photos here, our kids are wearing different outfits in each picture because they have enjoyed repeating the activity over and over again!
- 颜色 (Yánsè / colors)
- 红, 橙, 黄, 绿, 蓝, 紫, 粉 (hóng, chéng, huáng, lǜ, lán, zǐ, fěn / red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink)
What you need for dot sticker color matching:
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- 8″x11″ Colorful paper (Note: You can also use plain white paper to increase difficulty level so children must match by characters only)
- Laminator (optional)
- Laminator sheets (optional)
- Painter’s tape
- Printable Chinese color names in large font (free download available in simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese)
- Printable dot stickers or blank reusable dot stickers (see tips below for which one to buy)
How to set up dot sticker color matching:
- Print Chinese color names on colored paper
- Optional: Laminate each sheet (recommended for repeat use)
- Affix colorful sheets to surface with painter’s tape. We placed the colors in rainbow order, but you can also spread them out throughout the room to encourage more exercise! As you can see in the photos, the kids had fun playing with this on the wall as well as the floor!
- Write color names on dot stickers
- Match dot stickers with the corresponding large Chinese character!
- If you can write Chinese, I recommend buying Avery reusable dot stickers so the kids can enjoy peeling and sticking multiple times.
- If you cannot write Chinese, I recommend buying Garage Sale Pup 1″ diameter Color-Coded Neon Labels and typing/printing out the Chinese characters on their template. Please note that this brand is not easily removable. We used it with our laminated color sheets, and it left a sticky residue upon removal.
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