This FREE Color Recognition Activity Pack is created with little learners in mind. I adapted my larger pack for younger kids who might not be ready to tackle all of the color activities for preschool. This mini pack still features colorful pictures, fun activities, and multiple levels to make learning colors for toddlers and preschoolers interesting. The printable activities for kids include a matching game, double-sided flashcards, printable book, and fine motor color wheels!
We used the color recognition card games to talk about different colors, read a story and practice some new words. I tried to build on the color sorting activity that we did a couple weeks ago by talking about the colors with her, but she was much more interested in the actual objects.
Learning Colors Activities and Color Recognition Card Games
LEARNING COLORS GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES ARE THE BEST WHEN WE’RE TRYING TO TEACH YOUNG KIDS ANYTHING. GAMES FOR KIDS ARE LOTS OF FUN SO IT DOESN’T GET BORING.
In this pack I included four color learning activities. The double-sided flashcards are super versatile and encourage oral language. I also made a set of cards to play a color matching game. The printable book promotes early reading skills when kids are ready, and the color matching wheel is awesome for fine motor development.
Children learn colors by recognizing and naming them in the environment. We often question toddlers, “What color is your shirt/toy/block?” Without even realizing, we are teaching colors and they are listening!
Learning games provide an interesting way to engage kids. Learning colors worksheets give kids early experiences with writing and coloring on paper, but color recognition worksheets for preschool should never be the only way we teach and explore.
I love the color recognition printable activities because you can differentiate them for different learners. Kids that are just learning colors will stick to the basics, while kids comfortable naming most colors can branch out and start to compare/contrast/find colors around them.
In addition to the color pack activities and printables, you can encourage thought and conversation before/during/after the activities:
- What is your favorite color? Why?
- Do you have a blue/red/green toy?
- What colors do you see in the back yard?
- What happens when colors mix together?
Preschool Color Recognition Worksheets, Activities, & Games
COLOR ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL
COLOR RECOGNTION PRINTABLES ARE GREAT WAYS TO PROVIDE VARIED LEARNING FOR COLORS. KIDS WANT EDUCATIONAL GAMES, COLOR LEARNING TOYS, AND ACTIVITIES THAT DON’T FEEL LIKE LEARNING AT ALL.
**This packet is created for color recognition and as such most of the pages require color printing. To make the most of your ink, I strongly advise laminating the materials so that they can be used by many children for many years.
Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn Colors?
Children are naturally curious about everything around them. Educational games about colors and shapes help children to describe and understand the world a little bit better.
Tools you’ll need
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How to Make The Color Recognition Activities
Here’s a picture to show how to put them together. There are three cards on each page. Cut in between the different colors on the dark lines. Then fold in half back-to-back. You can either glue them or laminate them at this point.
They can be used to name the colors. Or read the color words and check the answer by looking at the picture on the other side. Or hide them in the sensory bin, or around the room…get creative!
Memory Match Game:
This requires the child to match the color word to the correct picture.
There is also an emergent reader included in both color and black & white. At the kindergarten level the book is excellent for giving practice with sight words and color words due to the repetition.
Color Matching Wheels:
This is a picture back from when Jaida used the pack, I punched holes all around the circle and she used color-coordinated pipe cleaners to indicate the matching colors.
A great activity for building fine motor skills and color recognition.
Our Favorite Books About Colors For Kids:
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Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
Fill the sensory bin with black and white pom poms, then hide the color matching pieces inside. Kids will have fun pulling them out and matching or sorting them.
Have a Snack
Pick a color of the day and make a themed snack. Red could include strawberries, red O cereal, red gelatin, or red apples and fruit snacks.
Picture cards are a great place to begin working on oral language. Repurpose the flash cards to practice making complete sentences, like, “The brown dog is soft.”