Fun Paint Chip Activities for Children

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I love simple activities that don't involve a lot of set-up and also include free to nearly free items. The paint chips you can get at your local paint store or Wal-Mart make GREAT little activities for children that can be a learning experience as well as just plain fun.

Fun paint child activities for children that are great for learning and fine motor skills.

Today I rounded up some cute ideas for you to try. With baby no.2 coming in just a few short weeks I'm sure we will be trying some of these as well with my toddler daughter.

Paint Chip Activities for Children

Paint Swatch Drop for Fine Motor Skills – Happy Hooligans (we've done this one before and my daughter has really enjoyed it!)

7 Busy Bags Using Paint Chips – The Chaos And The Clutter

Paint Chip Stroller Toy – Can Do Kiddo

Scissor Skill Practice Using Paint Chips – Play Ground Park Bench

Paint Chip Puzzles – Happily Ever Mom

Rainbow Scissor Skills and Color Matching – Little Bins for Little Hands

Homemade Coloring Book – Craftulate

DIY Magnetic Tangram Set Using Paint Chips – Schooltime Snippets

Paint Chip Sight Word Busy Bag – The Chaos And The Clutter

Learning with Paint Chips for Preschoolers – There's Just One Mommy

Paint Chip Mosaics – Happy Hooligans

Outdoor Color Match – Inner Child Fun

ABC Rainbow Puzzle Busy Bag – Schooltime Snippets

DIY Pain Chip Book Marks – The Jenny Evolution

Engine Paint Shop – Play Trains

Paint Chip Number Recognition – Reading Confetti

Seasonal Activities Using Paint Chips

Here are a few cute seasonal ideas using paint chips.

Summer Bucket List Ideas – KC Edventures

Paint Chip Turkeys – Happy Hooligans

Paint Chip Spring Flowers – B-Inspired Mama

Have you used Paint Chips before for learning or just plain fun activities with your kids? Let me know in the comments below.

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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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  1. I admit it, I’m a huge fan of paint samples! I am always collecting them at the hardware store… I may have a slight addiction. (grin)

    Thanks for including our preschool activities. Looking forward to trying more paint sample fun!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing our Scissor Skills post… what a great round-up of paint chip ideas! Now to sneak some more paint chip samples on the next trip to Lowe’s!

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