Color Matching Butterflies

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For about a month now, I’ve been dabbling in a little preschool homeschooling with my {almost} 3 year old.  We’ve started simple with a letter a  week and activities revolving around that letter.  Recently for the letter B, I used my Cricut Explore™ to make some butterfly cutouts which we used the following week for some color matching for the letter C.

Butterfly cutouts used for color matching activities with preschoolers on Wait Til Your Father Gets Home.  #colors #colormatching #homeschool #preschool #toddler #letterB #letterC #cricutexplore

To make a set for your little learner, you’ll need:

colored cardstock

Cricut Explore™, cutting mat, and tools

black marker

Elmer’s glue

colored objects to coordinate with the cardstock

I know I probably could have easily drawn and cut out my own butterflies, but why do that when I’ve got my Cricut Explore to do the work for me?

Butterfly cutouts used for color matching activities with preschoolers on Wait Til Your Father Gets Home.  #colors #colormatching #homeschool #preschool #toddler #letterB #letterC #cricutexplore

Using Cricut Design Space, I found a simply butterfly in the Paisley Image Set and cut out one of each color.

Butterfly cutouts used for color matching activities with preschoolers on Wait Til Your Father Gets Home.  #colors #colormatching #homeschool #preschool #toddler #letterB #letterC #cricutexplore

After just a few minutes of cutting,

Butterfly cutouts used for color matching activities with preschoolers on Wait Til Your Father Gets Home.  #colors #colormatching #homeschool #preschool #toddler #letterB #letterC #cricutexplore

I had a set of butterflies ready to use with my little guy.

Butterfly cutouts used for color matching activities with preschoolers on Wait Til Your Father Gets Home.  #colors #colormatching #homeschool #preschool #toddler #letterB #letterC #cricutexplore

On the first day we talked about these butterflies, my little guy told me each color and matched the corresponding crayon to each butterfly.  I then labeled each butterfly by writing the color name on them.

The following week, we sorted several different objects {buttons, poms, washi tape, paper, ribbon, etc…} and dabbled in some gluing.

Butterfly cutouts used for color matching activities with preschoolers on Wait Til Your Father Gets Home.  #colors #colormatching #homeschool #preschool #toddler #letterB #letterC #cricutexplore

I was so proud of his sorting and gluing skills.  In fact, most of the time I can’t believe he’s only two!  He tells me all the time that he wants to “do his work” and it makes me so happy!  Hopefully his enthusiasm for learning is always this big.

Happy learning!

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