I have a super fun preschool color matching game to review today! And you know I have a free one to give away to all of you as well! It’s the Splash of Color Magnetic Sorting Set by Learning Resources.

This was one of those fun games that as soon as it arrived, I had to hide it to keep people from busting it open before the Teeny Tot even got a chance to play with it.

I put it in her workboxes and right off the bat she found it and pulled it out. I told her how to play quickly, and she immediately started working on it. Of course she matched the colors as seen below, but then we went through and said the name of all of the objects, and then counted how many pieces were in each colorful paint bucket.

She spread them out on our desk, but the pieces are indeed magnetic and can be used on any magnetic surface. One thing is that the pieces are kind of large, and our magnetic white board is only 2×3, so she couldn’t fit them all on there. Hence the desk…

Here is a completed puzzle, so as you can see each one comes with five fun shaped pieces. And apparently it’s not just for the Teeny Tots of our world, but my older kids stood in line for a turn to play it as well!

What’s the cost? For \$26.99  you get 8 colorful paint bucket frames (8”x10”), 40 colored magnets, and an activity guide.

What did we think?

My kiddos love the cute game pieces and it’s been pulled out several times since it’s arrival. I like that it’s so versatile. There are several ways you can use these here are a few ideas:

• Sort pieces by color
• Say the names of each item, have students say what letter or sound they hear at the beginning of the word.
• Using one color bucket and it’s matching pieces, let your student look at the pieces quickly, then have them close their eyes. Remove one of the pieces and have them open their eyes and tell you which one is missing.
• Close your eyes and let your student pick one piece. Have them describe it to you, and you guess what it is. Repeat with you describing the piece and the student guessing.
• Pick 4-5 same colored pieces and one different colored piece. Put a group of objects on the board and let your student tell which one is different. Have them explain why it is different.
• Sort objects by type such as food, toys, animals, etc.

Buy It: Get Splash of Color Magnetic Sorting Set from Learning Resources

Win It: (Yeah, that’s right, I’m giving away a free Splash of Color Magnetic Set to one of you!)

• Mandatory Entry for Giveaway: Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know why you’d like to win!

Enter to win a Splash of Color Game from @LearningHandsOn and @ericahomeschool! Enter thru 6/15/2012

Giveaway Nitty Gritty:

• The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday June 15, 2012. Winner will be announced by Sunday June 17, 2012.
• No purchase necessary to win.
• Must be 18 years of age or older.
• If prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be  re-awarded at my sole discretion.
• Void where prohibited by law.
• Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random!
• Please leave a way for me to contact you in your entry otherwise another winner will be chosen.
• NOTE: This giveaway is offered to US residents only.
• Odds of winning based on number of entries.
• Disclosure: I was provided with a free game for review on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

1. My preschooler would love it!

Jan
2. LOVE IT! My daughter would love to play teacher with the little ones with this fantastic find!

Deanne
3. I’d love to win this; I just had a second daughter three weeks ago, and am looking for fun activities that my toddler can do while I am pumping (the little one couldn’t nurse). We’ve been reading books together, and I’m going to try starting the letter of the week activities with her, but it would be nice to have something else she can do as well. We don’t have much of a stash just now, so this would be a great way to start us off. 🙂

Intisar Khanani
4. i love this wonderful color game and have been looking for sometime for something like this! I am a preschool teacher and love the work that God has give me today and the inspiration that I plus the children learn together and this game would be very much a part of our daily learning plans!

Myra
5. Hi, I am grandma Holly. My grandson Hollis went to preschool last year. Needless to say he didn’t retain much. So we, his mom and I, are homeschooling this year. I so believe in incidental learning with games and manipulatives. Since we are just starting sure could use some help. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Holly M
6. I have a new classroom with 3 year olds. We have a magnetic board but very few magnet activities. This would be perfect for my kiddos!

Judy Shackleton