Every year my preschoolers love our spider theme! I know that one of their favorite parts of the week is crawling through what they think are real spider webs all over the classroom. And the nonfiction books that I get from the library are beyond fascinating (and so gross!) to them. Our free printable spider web color sorting cards are a great fit to any spider theme and work on those math skills as well as build fine motor skills.
Spider Web Color Sorting Cards
This free set of printable spider web cards includes 8 colors. Each card has a colored spider web on it and a hungry spider waiting to be fed! Or maybe the spider wants to find more spider friends.
Either way, download the file from the pink button below.
Prepping the spider web color sorting cards is super simple. Cut the cards apart on the gray dotted lines. Laminate the cards either before or after cutting. I laminate everything because there are always those kiddos who must fold the printable pieces. And the laminating really saves you from needing to print and remake the learning activity over and over again!
Find a handful of pom poms. I’m obsessed with mini pom poms right now and use them for everything! What’s great about pom poms is that you actually don’t have to sort through the colors to play this color sorting game. Adding non-examples of the colored pom poms is a great way to add even more visual discrimination to the activity.
Add the spider web color sorting cards to a tray or spread them out around the table. Add a container of pom poms or simply add the pom poms to the table too.
To play, preschoolers can use their fingers to pick up the pom poms and add them to the correct colored spider web. There are also kid-friendly squeezers that I love. They are blue and pictured above.
I also love the scissor-style scoops that make it a little harder to pick up one pom pom at a time to sort. But they are probably way more fun!
There are so many ways you could play this color sorting game. I am a big fan of using materials that I already own. So if you do not have pom poms, use snap cubes or beads to sort.
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