Butterfly Matching Game Printable


Help your preschooler learn colors with this interactive butterfly board game. (Even for kids who get bored quickly). Spin the spinner, collect butterflies but don’t get caught in the net! This irresistible game will keep your busy toddler entertained and learning for hours.

  • Educational board game for ages 3 and up
  • Color matching printable helps kids learn colors
  • Bright watercolor designs keep kids engaged
  • Print at home and set up the game in less than 5 min
  • Create a fun family game night, all ages love to play

This is a digital file you print at home. No physical product will ship.


butterfly color matching game printable
Printable Childrens’ Games

Family Game Night with Toddlers

Looking for a game that you can play with your toddler and older kid? This game is loved by all ages. Simple enough for your toddler, but engaging enough for your older kid. Spin the spinner to collect all of the colored butterflies, but don’t get caught in a windstorm or net! Practice turn-taking — a skill that kids as old as 3 years old can start to work on.

  • Compact design is great for travel or on-the-go activities
  • With only 4 pages to print, you can have the game set up in minutes
  • No-mess and low-stress activity
  • Connect with your child while having fun (and they don’t even know they’re learning)
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Here’s What’s Included:

Your preschool butterfly game includes 4 PDF pages. 

Butterfly tokens in different colors

Game cards

Spinning Guide

Printable spinner

Plus you’ll get:

Parent Guide with activity instructions

Printing Guide for getting great prints & saving money

Skills Your Child Will Learn With The Butterfly Matching Game Printable

Game Printables are your secret weapon to getting kids to learn


Color Recognition

The primary focus of the game is color matching, which is crucial for cognitive development and forms the foundation for more advanced learning.


Fine Motor Skills

Spinning the spinner, picking up butterflies, and placing them back requires fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. These skills involve the small muscles in the hands and fingers, which are essential for tasks like writing, drawing, and more complex activities as they grow.


Turn-Taking & Patience

Multi-player games teach important social skills such as turn-taking, waiting for others, and being patient. These are essential life skills that help children interact positively with their peers.


Emotional Regulation

Dealing with setbacks like losing butterflies due to the net or windstorm can teach emotional resilience. Preschoolers learn that it’s okay not to win every time and how to manage their emotions in such situations.


Visual Discrimination

As kids match butterflies of the same color, they start recognizing patterns. This skill forms the basis for more complex pattern recognition tasks in the future, like learning to read. 

active learning activities for preschool


Designed by a cognitive psychologist + mom to support healthy development


Let your child’s creativity soar while you get a much needed break

artfully designed

Goodbye 90s clipart, hello modern watercolor art you’ll want to hang in every room

how it works

Set Up An Activity In 5 Minutes

how to download printable pdf activity
1. Downoad

Within seconds of checking out, your printable PDF will be ready for download. And it’s available forever in your Little Moon account.

how to print pdf
2. Print

Simply print the pages on your home printer on Letter or A4 paper. Use cardstock to make it more durable.

cutting printable activity
3. Laminate, Cut & Assemble

Laminating is optional but helpful for reusability. Cut as marked. Some activities require light assembly (like fastening the spinner together).

Frequently Asked Questions

What Age Is This Game Suitable For?

Ages 3 and up. Around 3 years old, kids develop the ability to participate in turn-taking games. Before this age, you could use the printable as a color-matching game for toddlers without the turn-taking aspect. Older kids love the drama of the game — making it a great activity if you have multiple kids of different ages.

What materials do I need To Set Up This Game?

A home printer, copy paper (cardstock recommended), scissors, laminator and sheets (optional), a brass brad fastener and a paperclip (for the spinner).

Are The Activities Appropriate for Early Learning?

Absolutely! They are aligned with supporting the healthy developmental needs of preschool children. As a cognitive psychologist, I investigate the data behind how children learn best. And I use that info to structure my activities so your child is learning in a developmentally appropriate way. Research shows that worksheets are not appropriate for Pre-K age kids. And my activities are anti-worksheets. My activities require kids to use their hands to manipulate them in order to complete the activity. They do not require kids to have any writing abilities (unlike most worksheets). And they would align with a structured play-based preschool program. Also, while not strictly Montessori-focused, they are Montessori aligned.

Can This Activity Be Used For Homeschooling Or In A Classroom Setting?

Absolutely! Use it as an addition to your lessons to supplement your curriculum. Perfect for homeschool parents or teachers to use in classroom activities. This is the best preschool board game for a group activity in daycare too.

Can I print and use this activity immediately after purchase?

Yes, your download will be available within seconds after your payment goes through.  You’ll receive an email with a link to your download, and if you create an account, you can always access your files there. Downloads never expire and have no download limits. 

Can this activity be used multiple times, or is it a one-time use?

Definitely reuse this preschool game over and over. You can always print multiple copies, but I recommend laminating for durability. I’ve designed many of the activities to be used in multiple ways and the materials to be interchangeable between activities.

Does the PDF provide clear instructions on how to use the activity?

Always! All of my printables include a Parent Guide and Printing Guide. With clear instructions on printing & setting up your activity, to how to engage with your child while you play.

What are the terms of use?

For personal use only. Use it in 1 household or 1 classroom. No commercial usage and can not be resold.

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butterfly matching game printable
Butterfly Matching Game Printable