Our Lil’ olympians are working on identifying and sorting their colors in this activity.

This one requires minimal prep and is sure to keep your Lil’ entertained for a few minutes on their own so that you can catch up on some dishes or shamelessly enjoy your hot coffee in peace.

Grab your FREE Olympic Rings Pom Pom Sorting Template below in the Required Materials section.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Identify basic colors


  • Sort objects based on two characteristics; size, color, shape, texture, or weight

Required Materials

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Olympic Rings Pom Pom Sort Template

*Pom Poms

Step #1
Print out the Olympic Rings Pom Pom Sort Template.
Step #2
Layout a handful of blue, black, red, green, and yellow pom poms.
Step #3
Invite your Lil’ to sort the pom poms by color on the template.

Teacher Tip

If your Lil’ is not verbally identifying the colors on their own, use inviting language to encourage them identify the colors. What in the world does “inviting language” mean?

When they pick up a blue pom pom, say, “ooh, you have a blue pom pom! Where do you think it goes?”

Or after they correctly sort a red pom pom say, “Wow, I love the way you put the red pom pom in the red olympic ring.”

This type of language versus quizzing them, “What color is this,” is more natural and encourages them to use it on their own.


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