1st June 2017

↘DIY Color Sorting Activity↙ (using craft sticks)

By ChennaiMom

This is a fun sorting activity using rainbow colors of craft sticks, which are bright enough to grab the attention of the toddler, totally into the activity and hence can be used as the quite time activity at home.

This Super simple activity takes about 15 mins to do.

Supplies needed:

  • A4 sheets (the number of sheets required depends upon the surface and number colors you wish to use) 
  • Colored crafts sticks (also called as ice-cream sticks or Popsicle sticks) 
  • Tape
  • Sketch pens
  • Crayons (optional)


  • Choose the surface, where you’re gonna do the pockets (here I have used baby moos writing desk)
  • Cover the surface with A4 sheets using some tapes (for me it took two sheets to cover the 3/4th of the desk)

  • Fold the other A4 sheets in half (in vertical direction) and tape the half on top of the sheets on the surface horizontally (again it took two sheets for me to do on this desk)

  • Fold the sheets and tape the sides leaving the upper side open and on doing so, it forms one long horizontal pocket with three (left+down+right) sides closed
  • To make multiple pockets, just divide it (into the number of pockets you wish to have) by taping them in between and write the names of the colors (of your choice) using sketch pens 

  • Place the colored craft sticks in a box and encourage your baby to do the matching, by sorting and inserting them into the pockets of same color (you can always show them on how to do, by inserting one or two crafts sticks to their corresponding color pockets)

After inserting all the colored crafts sticks (all by himself) to their pockets, Baby moo self appreciated his work 

  • You can even extend the activity by giving some crayons of same color as that of the crafts sticks and ask them to color the names written 

         This activity helps: in the development of fine motor skills; in color recognition; to develop the ability to sort; in counting (the number of craft sticks) 😎

Make this super simple DIY activity and have fun sorting the rainbow of colors at home lovelies 😍

Stay tuned!!! For more activities from the ChennaiMom❤️🙏