I have always been fascinated with narwhals as they really look like mystical creatures. The book series written by Ben Clanton about Jelly and Narwhal tells stories of two best friends and their adventures in the ocean. I know many preschool and kindergarten classes that have enjoyed these two unlikely friends, a jellyfish and a cute narwhal. We have another exciting free game for preschoolers that will help them recognize colors and celebrate this special swimming friend.
Learning About Colors with Preschoolers:
color games for preschool
ASKING STUDENTS TO IDENTIFY COLORS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN USING OBSERVATIONAL SKILLS. STUDENTS CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE:
What objects or pictures around the room have the color red on them? What color is your shirt? Are all shades of blue the same?
Learning about colors helps children develop visual perception and use observational words to describe something.
Colors can easily be taught in English and a child’s home language.
The colored narwhals included in this board game include blue, orange, pink, green, and yellow.
Have children play this game as a small group or with another child or adult. This could be the perfect board game to add to the science or art center.
In addition to learning about color activities for preschool here are additional ideas to teach about using the Rainbow Color Narwhal Board Game:
- Where do narwhals live?
- What do narwhals eat?
- What color do you get when you mix yellow and blue?
- What other type of animals/bugs have a tusk similar to a narwhal?
What Can Preschoolers Learn About Colors?
preschool color activities
ASKING STUDENTS TO RECOGNIZE COLORS CAN HELP STUDENTS WITH ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT LIFE SKILLS:
- Identify the red hue of a stoplight or stop sign.
- Gain better understanding of same and different.
- Develop vocabulary and descriptive words.
- Sort and match objects by characteristics.
How To Use This Rainbow Color Narwhal Board Game
How to Use the Activity
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- Print, cut out, and laminate the activity for durability.
Explain the rules to the children preparing to play the game.
Place your marker on the “Start”. Place cards upside down on the “Card Draw Pile”.
Choose a player to go first.
The player will draw the top card from the pile then move to the next matching space. Play continues to the next player.
If a “Star” card is drawn the player will head to the closest “Star” space, even if it is behind him and answer the question on the star card.
To win by landing on the last space, a player MUST draw a star card.