Colour Matching Wheel

Language & Literacy

18-30 months 

A Pinch of Colour! This activity will help your child to identify primary colours and colour names, while simultaneously developing their fine-motor skills and pincer grasp.


  • Cardboard (A cereal box works well for this)
  • A plate to trace the colour wheel
  • Coloured pens, pencils, or crayons
  • 18 – 24 wooden clothespins
  • Container to store the clothespins
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Scissors


  1. Create your colour matching wheel by tracing a circle onto the cardboard using your plate.
  2. Cut out the circle and divide the circle into 6 sections.
  3. Colour each section with a primary colour (red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and purple); allow your child to help with colouring.
  4. Colour the tips of each clothespin to match the colours on your wheel.

Time for Colour Matching

  1. Let your child use their finger strength to open and clamp shut the coloured clothespin to the matching colour on the wheel.
  2. If your child is having difficulty, demonstrate with an example.
  3. Encourage your child to match all the clothespins with the colours on the wheel.

At Learning Jungle, we believe all children are capable, confident and full of potential. Co-learning empowers your child to take initiative. Encouraging child participation and engaging in open-ended, thought-provoking conversation throughout play is important for healthy child development.

Conversations with your child

  • Can you match all the blue clothespins?
  • Squeeze on the clothespin to open it
  • How does your fingers feel?
  • What is your favourite colour?
  • Try to match all the colours

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