Paint Brush Color Matching

One of our fun file folder games is the Paint Brush Color Match game. Everyone plays with this, even the older kids play with this. Must be the cute little paint brushes :o) (Note: the download contains jars for all the colors, our yellow one ripped and I just haven’t reprinted cuz’ I’m lazy!)
The download includes:
  • File Folder Game Cover Page
  • 8 Color Jars (Green, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Purple, Red, Brown)
  • 32 Colored Paint Brushes (4 of each color)
Click here to download the Paint Brush Color Match!


  1. You could even take this a step farther…have paintbrushes mix paint to get a new color!!!

  2. So fun! Love it!

  3. Love this one! It's perfect for us right now. I love the fact there is more than one paintbrush to match up to the pocket. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  4. Thanks, just finished making this. It'll go in my sons "after school drawers" today, I think he will really enjoy it. Like your older kids, Egg doesn't need any colour matching help, but fun is good!I made it a little different from the way you did it, I attached the pots to little envelopes and glued the envelopes onto the folder. I glued the colours to the front of the pots.This will be our first folder game!Thanks again xx

  5. what a neat idea…I am sure my kids are going to love it! Thanks so much for all of your ideas and sharing!

  6. Downloaded! I'm sure my daughter will love this activity! Thank you!

  7. Love this! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  8. So very cute! Thanks for sharing it.

  9. Love all the ideas here!! I'll be homeschooling my kids this year and I need all the help I can get. The ideas are marvelous!!! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Too fun! Thanks!

  11. This is perfect for my youngest, since we are working a lot on colors right now. Thanks for another great resource!

  12. you are so awesome to share all of these!! Thanks so much. My 2 year old would love this!!

  13. Erica, I don't think I could homeschool without you! I have (and frequently use!) all of your downloads. Thank you so much for being willing to share. We love them!

  14. This is awesome, thanks for sharing. Madeline loves file folder games and so does Owen. This is something they can both do.

  15. Thanks!Is there any reason why the yellow holder is different from the rest?

  16. I love it! It is sooo cute. My daughter LOVES matching games and games that she can slide objects into. Thank you for sharing.

  17. BREEZY: They are all the same on the download, the picture is different because our yellow jar ripped and I haven't reprinted it! LOL!

  18. Hi Erica-I gave you an award-

  19. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE this! I just found your site and have had so much fun browsing through everything. One question…..are you aware that there is a skull and crossbones in the "B" on the cover of the Paint Brush matching??? Maybe you planned that, but I just thought I would let ya know.

  20. Anoymous! Ack! No I didn't see that, I just thought the font was cute since it looked like paint splashes! I changed it, thanks for letting me know.

  21. Anonymous: YES the download has been updated, you'll have to re-download the entire pdf though, but then just reprint the cover. I do Graphic Design too, so I should've seen it LOL!

  22. Rachael says:

    Thank you, it’s such a blessing to have you share with us! Rachael

  23. Sara B. says:

    This is an awesome idea! I only wish my printer was color… 🙁 Did you make these yourself? If so, what are the chances of making them black and white so we can color them in ourselves? 🙂

  24. Lorraine says:

    I was wondering the same thing as Sara B. about having them in black and white (to save on my color ink!). I would then just color them in with my sharpies. Or maybe even let the children help me color them with just crayons 🙂 I love all of your stuff!!

  25. very cute I cant wait to do this in September with my kids.

  26. Thank you so very much for sharing this with all of us! I absolutely love this color matching game! I am an elementary French teacher and I am using it with my third graders to learn their colors in French. I printed out everything as is and just made a few changes afterwards. I typed up address labels with the French colors to label each jar with, then I typed up return address labels with the French colors, and put them onto the back of each corresponding paint brush. Afterwards, I laminated everything. My students really enjoy it! Merci!

  27. Jessica Allison says:

    This is great! Thank you!!!

  28. I love this idea. However, I wish there was a link to download and print in black and white instead of color. I would much rather color by hand than to use up color ink. Just my fyi! Awesome idea…My students will love this!

  29. How would you laminate the pieces to preserve the life of the activity? if you need to make a pocket by gluing the name of the color to the jar…how would two laminated pieces remain glued together?

  30. Dhoralynn Gonzalez says:


    I was wondering if you have this available in black and white format?


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