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!

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Fall Theme Color Poster Supplies:

  • White paper or cardstock
  • Printer
  • Laminating materials (optional)

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:

  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Listening
  • Memory

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. Plus, they are great for incorporating into scarecrow activities for preschoolers.

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.
– Life Over C's The fall theme scarecrow color posters for the colors red, yellow and blue.

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
– Life Over C's Overhead view of the fall theme scarecrow color posters.

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!

Develops Language

Learning colors gives young children the necessary vocabulary to describe things in the environment.

Cognitive Boost

Learning a second language increases connections in the brain, providing an overall cognitive boost for young kiddos.

Sort and Classify

Discerning between colors is the first step toward sorting and classifying more complex things, like shapes, numbers, and letters.

Increases Confidence

Every success a child achieves promotes self-confidence and a positive self-image.

Materials needed for Fall Color Posters and Game:

  • White paper or cardstock
  • Printer
  • Laminating materials (optional)

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!

Extend the Activity:

Sing-Along

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.

Circle Time

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.

Matching Game

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.

Sorting Mats

Use the laminated posters as mats to sort objects in the sensory bin by color.

Scarecrow Craft

Students can choose their favorite color and make their own construction paper scarecrows.

– Life Over C's Fall Scarecrow Theme color posters for preschool
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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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