Colour balls sorting games

Get ready for a fun and educational adventure with the Color Balls Sorting Game! In this activity, we will explore colors and practice sorting skills by organizing plastic balls into different containers. Let’s dive into a world of vibrant colors and enjoy this engaging sorting game designed for children aged 2 to 4.


  • Plastic balls in various colors (e.g., red, blue, yellow, green)
  • Plastic containers or bowls


  1. Gather plastic balls in different colors (red, blue, yellow, green) and place them in a central area where the children can access them easily.
  2. Set up plastic containers or bowls, each in a corresponding color, at a distance from the central area. For example, place a red container, blue container, yellow container, and green container in different spots.
  3. Explain to the children that the goal of the game is to sort the balls by color and place them in the matching containers. Encourage them to identify and recognize the different colors as they play.
  4. Demonstrate the process by picking up a ball of a specific color and placing it in the corresponding container. Use simple and clear language to describe the color as you do this. For example, say, “This ball is red. Let’s put it in the red container.”
  5. Encourage the children to take turns sorting the balls. Support and guide them as they identify the colors and match them to the appropriate containers. Offer praise and positive reinforcement for their efforts.
  6. As the children become more familiar with the game, you can introduce additional challenges. For example, you can ask them to count how many balls are in each container or encourage them to sort the balls as quickly as possible to enhance their sorting and counting abilities.

Skills Developed: Color recognition, sorting skills, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, counting (optional)

EYFS Areas: Physical Development, Mathematics, Understanding the World

Remember to supervise the activity closely and ensure that the plastic balls used are safe for children of this age group. Celebrate the children’s achievements and create a positive and enjoyable learning experience as they explore colors and develop their sorting skills through this interactive game.