Teaching colors to toddlers and preschoolers is one of the most natural learning opportunities! What color are your shoes? What color is that toy? What’s your favorite color?! These fall theme color posters for your classroom provide EVERYTHING you might need to help your students learn colors in preschool and MORE. Whether you’re looking for preschool fall theme ideas, or just need a cute bulletin board, download this free printable for an awesome set of BILINGUAL color theme posters!
Teaching Preschoolers Colors in Multiple Languages
LEARNING SPANISH IN PRESCHOOL
INTRODUCING YOUNG LEARNERS TO A SECOND LANGUAGE PROVIDES MANY BENEFITS THAT CHILDREN CAN REAP LATER ON IN THEIR EDUCATIONAL JOURNEYS. STARTING WITH SOMETHING SIMPLE, LIKE COLORS, ENSURES STUDENTS ALREADY HAVE A BIT OF BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE.
Your students might be learning English as a second language, or you may have some English speakers that are learning colors in Spanish. Either way, their brains will gain flexibility while honing other important skills like:
- Problem Solving
Use the scarecrow printables in preschool and the I Spy games to implement playful learning activities for kids without a lot of prep!
I like to use the scarecrow theme color posters as an interactive classroom decoration that is referred to often, during circle time and throughout the day.
This amazing resource includes a TON of fall color activities for preschoolers. Here’s what you’ll get:
- 11 full-color/full-page posters for the colors red/rojo, orange/anaranjado, yellow/amarillo, green/verde, blue/azul, purple/morado, black/negro, pink/rosado, brown/marron, gray/gris, and white/blanco.
- Options include posters that feature the English word first, with the Spanish word beneath
- OR the Spanish word first followed by the English color word. Each poster includes an adorable color-coded scarecrow illustration.
- I Spy game cards, in both English and Spanish! Each quarter-page card includes a color illustration and the words, “I see a …….scarecrow,” OR “Veo an espantajo…”
- A black and white I Spy gameboard is also included in both English and Spanish. Students can color each square as they find the color cards hidden around the room.
In addition to learning colors in another language, you can squeeze in more bilingual lessons:
- Numbers and counting
- Classroom objects and supplies
- Greetings and goodbyes
- Weather words
Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn Colors?
Colors are obviously everywhere we look, making it a natural early learning concept for kids. Beyond that, there are other important reasons to teach preschoolers to identify and name colors. And, learning the vocabulary in a second language is an overall enhancer. Win win!
Learning a second language increases connections in the brain, providing an overall cognitive boost for young kiddos.
Every success a child achieves promotes self-confidence and a positive self-image.
More Fall Theme Activities for Preschool:
Create a full maker space for FUN ACTIVITIES INSPIRED BY FALL!
Learn more about colors through other curricular areas, like art activities, math, and reading. Or, find more color activities for preschoolers to round out your theme.
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Materials needed for Fall Color Posters and Game:
Get the Supplies Here:
Don’t worry about making a special trip to the store. You can get all the supplies for this activity right here.
- White paper or cardstock
- Laminating materials (optional)
Hammermill Printer Paper, Fore Multipurpose 20 lb Copy Paper, 8.5 x 14 – 1 Ream (500 Sheets) – 96 Bright, Made in the USA, 103291Nuova Premium Thermal Laminating Pouches, 9Fellowes 5736606 Laminator Saturn3i 125, 12.5 inch, Rapid 1 Minute Warm-up Laminating Machine, with Laminating Pouches Kit , Silver, Black
Expand your activity library with these amazing resources!
How To Use The Fall Theme Color Posters
LEARNING COLORS with preschoolers
TEACHING COLORS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN EARLY LEARNING. USE THE RESOURCE AS A WAY TO TEACH A SECOND LANGUAGE, OR NOT. EITHER WAY, THERE ARE PLENTY OF WAYS TO IMPLEMENT THE POSTERS AND GAME INTO YOUR DAY.
All you need to do is print the fall theme color posters (choose the version that works best for you). Post them on a bulletin board for easy access.
Print and cut the I Spy cards, then laminate (optional). To play I Spy, just hide the cards around the room. Give students the appropriate game board and ask them to hunt for the color cards. When they find one, they must color match it on the game board by coloring the appropriate square.
There are lots of creative ways to use these color posters and the I Spy game!
Other Ways To Use Fall Theme Color Activities for Preschool:
Teach the students a color song and use the posted color posters to point to each color as you sing about it (try it in BOTH languages).
Create a Book
Assemble the pages of the I Spy pages into a mini-book for students to practice reading the predictable sentences.
Play a game of “Pass the Scarecrow” by passing a few color posters around the circle at a time. When the music stops, anyone holding a poster must identify its color.
Double the I Spy game cards to create a memory match game. Students can match color words in English to Spanish, or you can stick with one language.
Use the laminated posters as mats to sort objects in the sensory bin by color.
Students can choose their favorite color and make their own construction paper scarecrows.
Our Favorite Preschool Color Books:
We can’t live without these!
Once your child’s creativity is sparked with these awesome bilingual color posters, take it a step further and create a full fall themed unit with these engaging color books for preschoolers:
Pete the Cat: I Love My White ShoesColorsMix It Up (Interactive Books for Toddlers, Learning Colors for Toddlers, Preschool and Kindergarten Reading Books)Mouse Paint: Lap-Sized Board BookScribble StonesHow the Crayons Saved the Rainbow (1)SplatterA Color of His OwnBeautiful Oops!Little Blue and Little YellowNever Let a Princess Paint with Her Unicorn!Monsters Love ColorsDon’t Paint the Cat: Can there really be too much of a good thing?