Homemade Preschool Numbers and Colors Grid Game

By | August 19, 2013

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DIY Numbers and Colors Grid Games for Preschool.

A super simple numbers and colors grid game! Hands on preschool play and learning with simple grid games. All you need is one simple grid and the possibilities are endless. Grid games make learning fun. This simple number and colors grid game is perfect for 1 player or several. Everyone gets a grid and everyone takes turns learning numbers and colors. Our colors grid game is so easy to make!

Homemade Numbers and Colors Grid Game Simple Set Up


 I found this awesome blank grid at Pre-Kinders with 20 squares. Update: I have now had this grid for 2 years and love to find new uses for it. I gathered materials of various colors such as pom poms, gems, math counters, and unified cubes for our colors grid game. We used 1 die with pips and 1 die with color dots on each side. You can make your own by taping color squares over the pips! I arranged everything in a serving platter to keep it organized.

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To play the numbers and colors grid  game, I  had him roll the dice in the middle of the serving platter. He told me the number and color and then picked out what he wanted. He filled in the spaces on the numbers and colors grid game as he rolled  We are still working on the left to right order of things. As we went along, he would count how many markers he had out or how many he had left to fill. Same with my grid. Clean up is great for sorting too!

Print a grid for yourself and play right along side your child!

Have your child help you fill in your grid too for extra practice.

b-inspired color tray 3

As we approached the last few squares to fill, we had the opportunity to discuss numbers that were bigger than or smaller than the number of spaces we each had left to fill. We would then wait another turn to see if we rolled a better number. We played a second time but he wanted to play together on the same sheet. This can easily be a one player, independent skills game or a multi-player game. You just need to supply enough markers and grids! 


Make a Simple numbers and colors grid game for fun learning today.

You can also use these simple grids for more activities

Add tongs for practicing fine motor skills.

Make patterns with the different colored items.

Try simple graphing, number of rolls on one side, colors along bottom.

Make number tiles and have your child put them in numerical order.

Use with pennies for simple money math.

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16 thoughts on “Homemade Preschool Numbers and Colors Grid Game

  1. Mary Catherine

    Hi! Just HAD to stop by and tell you how much I love this activity!! So much learning and fun is included here. I’m going to pin this to my math board, as I’m sure my preschool students would get a lot out of this color game. :)

  2. leah almonte

    Thank you for this idea..we will do this as I teach my son regarding counting..

  3. Sequoyah

    Love this. But I’d like to make it a game for 1st grade. How can this be made for a higher level? Any ideas?

    1. littlebins Post author

      Hmm maybe add dice for an addition game (larger grid) or add tweezers for fine motor skills. I am not sure exactly what skills 1st graders are working on though! Glad you like it!

    1. littlebins Post author

      Yes, my son likes activities with a clear start and finish. You can keep making bigger grids or even smaller ones!

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    1. littlebins Post author

      Thank you so much for the feature! We had a lot of fun with this game!

  6. Allison

    Great idea! I love how hands on and visual it is. I’ll be featuring this on The Sunday Showcase this weekend. Thanks for linking up!

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