Muffin tin colour sorting with magnetic tiles is a fun way to practice and learn colours with your toddler or preschooler. It’s super easy to set up and the potential for free play is immense!
This activity was simple to set up, in fact I put it together as my eager twins watched. I asked them to collect all the magnetic tiles for me and bring them over and we started this fun and easy colour sorting activity!
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How to Set Up Muffin Tin Colour Sorting
You can easily set this activity up with out masking tape, however sometimes I find that the dot stickers don’t always come off surfaces as easily as you would like. So to avoid having sticky paper stuck to the bottom of your muffin tin stick a piece of masking tape on before sticking on the dot sticker.
Gather all your magnetic tiles in the colour corresponding to the dot stickers that you used and then invite your toddler or preschooler to stick the tiles on the correct section of the muffin tin.
What happens? They will stick obviously! I made sure to point that out to my twins by holding it upside down and showing them the tiles are magnetic and will stick to the metal muffin tin!
My twins loved this and soon realized that they can stick the tiles on the muffin tin standing up or lying flat. They also tried to stack them high to create a wall. Sometimes it fell down but they just picked up the tiles and started over again!
When they were done, they played with the tiles building, stacking and creating!