Looking for activities to help your class learn their color words? I have found that my students are struggling a little more than usual with their color words, so I knew I needed a little more help to keep them learning and engaged. If you are in the same position, then I know these color words activities will be helpful for your class as well.
Color Word Flashcards
First, basic color word activities start with flashcards. I have three different type of cards. The first type of flashcards contain color coded words like the word red above. Students can use these cards to begin to learn their color words.
Next, the second set of cards is written in plain black. These are great to review the words once your students know them. They don’t give any hints to the actual color word.
Then, the last set of words is like the example word blue above. The color words are printed in a variety of colors, but not their own color. This is a fun and challenging way to make sure your learner knows their words.
All of these flashcards can be used to help many learning activities and support learners as needed. They can also be used for word walls.
Check out this fun matching activity. This game allows learners to practice their color words by matching the paint cans to the brushes. Students can use the flashcards for support if needed.
Another matching game is shown above. This game has two levels of word cards. One is printed in black and white and the other is color coded to match the color word. Students read the color word and match it to the correct paint can.
Tracing Word Activities
Check out this tracing activity. Students can see the color and trace the word. To help them learn the words, I recommend having students say the word, say the letters to build the word, say the word.
Identify The Color Words
One of the skills my students are lacking is visual discrimination. Of course, this is normal and something we strive to develop in Kindergarten. So why not work on visual discrimination now while we are working on color words! Students look at the picture in the middle and find the correct color word to circle or clip with a clothes pin.
Writing Color Words
Then, when you get brave and your learners are ready… I have a bigger challenge for you! Students can write their color words. Remember to use the flashcards for support if needed. And consider mixing and matching this activity with the tracing set to meet the needs of all your learners.
Building Color Words
First, I can’t hide the fact that THIS is my favorite activity in the pack. BUILDING the words. Students take the mats and use the pieces to build the word. Now, you can use the mats to have the learners write the word on the mat first, then build it.
Next, there is also an option for color coded word building pieces and black and white pieces. I recommend the color coded set since ALL the words with the same ink could be overwhelming for the little learners.
Then, you can see how much fun it is to build the word using the crayon pieces. I am so in love with this activity.
Finally, there is a ton of printables you can use to help your learners master those color words.