Fun Color Matching Popsicles Craft

Are you looking for a fun craft to teach colors?  Today I have a Color Matching Popsicles Craft to help kids learn colors with hands-on fun.  The best part about it – you can even eat popsicles and match popsicles during the craft!  I can’t think of a more delicious way to reinforce colors!  This is also a great way to reinforce the color sight words….  You can see if a child can read the word “red” and match it with the correct color!

Did you know that one sign of reading readiness is that a child knows how to identify his/her colors? In many ways, it is quite difficult to teach a child colors. The child either can recognize the difference in colors, or they don’t see any difference. Until the child’s brain is ready to see the differences, you cannot really get him to understand. One day it seems to just click and the child can see/understand colors.  They just sort of have a light bulb moment and they understand.

Before we begin, here are a few of our favorite books to help reinforce colors:

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It is the time to learn about colors in the hotter temperature. Today I would like to share Color Matching Popsicles Craft to help kids learning more colors

What’s Needed

  • 7 Large Wood Craft Sticks
  • 7 Sheets of Foam—red, yellow, orange, green, blue, pink, purple
  • Permanent Markers—red, yellow, orange, green, blue, pink, purple, black
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Directions for Color Matching Popsickles Craft

  1. First you need to cut out 2 popsicle shapes from each color of the foam. Make sure the length of these are a little bit longer than half the length of the craft sticks. The size of mine were about 2 ½”X 4”.
    It is the time to learn about colors in the hotter temperature. Today I would like to share Color Matching Popsicles Craft to help kids learning more colors
  2. On one side of each craft stick, color the end with each marker color. I colored up about 2 inches from each end.It is the time to learn about colors in the hotter temperature. Today I would like to share Color Matching Popsicles Craft to help kids learning more colors
  3. On the backside of the stick you colored red, use the black marker and write the word red at the end of it. Repeat this step with all the other colored sticks.
    It is the time to learn about colors in the hotter temperature. Today I would like to share Color Matching Popsicles Craft to help kids learning more colors
  4. Now you need to glue together each of the sets of foam popsicle shapes. To do this, start with the red foam popsicles and put a line of hot glue around the edges of one of the pieces. Do Not put a line of glue along the bottom edge! This will be left open. Press the other red piece on top of that one so they are glued together. Repeat this with all the foam popsicles.
    It is the time to learn about colors in the hotter temperature. Today I would like to share Color Matching Popsicles Craft to help kids learning more colors  
  5. Now you will be able to slide each foam popsicle onto it’s coordinating stick.
  6. This fun learning game can be played by laying out the popsicle sticks with the colored side facing up. Put the sticks into the matching colored foam popsicle. For a bit more challenge, lay out the popsicle sticks with the color words face up and put the sticks into the foam popsicles that match their same color word.
  7. Easy fun learning craft to make for kids who are practicing colors!

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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound ReadingMrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.

3 Comments

  1. Where can I buy the foam?

    1. Hi there, Sorry, I am just now seeing this. You can buy the foam at Michaels or Hobby Lobby, or amazon. Here is an example of what you will want to look for –> https://amzn.to/2OVaq2E You can just ask for foam paper at any craft store…Michaels/Hobby Lobby/Joanne Fabrics, etc. Hope this helps!

  2. Love this idea can’t wait to do it with my students this year! Thanks

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