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Color Matching Free Printable For Toddlers

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This color-matching free printable is a great way to teach toddlers and preschoolers about colors in a fun, play-based way. 


Color Matching Cards (Free Printable)

I've seen sooo many questions in our Facebook group lately about how to teach colors  so I decided to make a fun play based printable for you. 

What's included? 

Free printable color matching cards blank cards 1

  • Blank Color Cards (includes both spellings of grey/gray) 
  • 4 images for each color 

Free printable color matching cards images picture 1

I recommend that you laminate these cards so you can use them over and over again (I like this laminator). 

Before you start with this activity please note that a child is NOT expected to know colors until at least 18 months and by 3 years old are only expected to know 1 or 2 colors. This article on color recognition by psychologist Judith Hudson goes into some more detail on the milestones. 

Learning activities for toddlers should all be play-based and FUN! 

I know many of you are always on the lookout for some busy book ideas for toddlers and these sheets would be great as part of that. Just add some velcro dots and laminate them (I like this laminator). 

Some fun play-based way use your color matching printable 

  • Hide the pictures in a sensory bin (rice works well) and sort them as you find them
  • Go on a color hunt. Give your toddler the color cards and see how many items around the house they can find that match the color. 
  • 'Hide' the pictures around the house and have them race to find and match them 
  • Use the color cards to sort other items - I recommend pom-poms, counters, duplo and toy cars. 

Download your Printable 

I'd love to see how you have used these color sorting printable cards in play - share a picture in our Facebook Group or over on Instagram  - tag @myboredtoddler and use #myboredtoddler so we can all see and I'll share some of my favorites. 

Find more fun toddler and preschool color activities HERE. 

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We also have more free printables for toddlers and preschoolers HERE. 

free printables for toddlers



Hailey Nelson

Friday 22nd of September 2023

I've gone in countless circles trying to get this file. Could you please email it to me or fix the links on this site?


Friday 22nd of September 2023

Super cute but no link to download…

Lavinia Roulet

Thursday 21st of September 2023

Hi! We are very grateful for your effort of making free printables. However, I am trying to download this for the toddlers activity in out kindergarten but I dont find the link. Is there anyway you can reshare the link to us please?


Monday 18th of September 2023

hi. I know you mentioned there's a link, but I don't see one. I clicked every clickable links

Christina M

Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

Hello! I’d love to download this for my toddler. I can’t find the link for downloading anywhere on the page. Where it says “Download your Printable” there is no link and it’s not possible to click on “Download your Printable” to download. Maybe I’m missing something but I’ve tried several times to find the download without success. Please help!