Colors Here, Colors There!

Rainbow Color Song 
(sung to "Oh, Christmas Tree")

Oh, rainbow, oh rainbow

How lovely are your colors.

Oh, rainbow, oh rainbow

How lovely are your colors.

Purple, red and yellow, too

Orange, green and blue, so true

Oh rainbow, oh rainbow

How lovely are your colors.

If You're Wearing Red 

(sung to "If You're Happy and You Know It")

If you are wearing red, shake your head.

If you are wearing red, shake your head.

If you are wearing red

The please shake your head.

If you are wearing red, shake your head.

Continue with:

Blue, touch your shoe.

Black, pat your back.

Green, bow like a queen

Yellow, shake like Jell-O

Brown, turn around.

Pink, give a wink.

If orange is what you wear, touch your hair.

Books of colors 

Before hand prepare one book for each. Type these sentences on each page or write your own. You can cut the pages in the shape of a bus, a car, a pumpkin, etc…

I see … in the blue sea.
I see …in the yellow bus.
I see …in the green grass.
I see … in the purple car.
I see …in the orange pumpkin.
I see…in the red mittens.

Book of colors II

Prepare a ring book for each child using these sentences

Orange is an orange,
Yellow is the sun,
Brown is a bear,
Purple is a plum,
Red is an apple,
Green is a tree,
Black is a nice cat,

You can give the pages with a drawing to colour or ask the children to draw themselves.

Secondary cellophane colours

Give the children little pieces of red, blue and yellow cellophane so they can understand how secondary colours are made.
Let them glue the pieces on a white paper so that they could record how colours are made.

My favourite color collage

Before hand cut out coloured pictures from magazines and set them on the table. Ask children about their favourite colour and let them choose from the pictures and glue them on a paper.
You can also ask parents to look for pictures at home with their child and bring them to class or if you work with older children ask them to look for pictures of their favourite colour in magazines and cut them out.


M&M Candy Colors

Prepare a simple graphic to complete with your kids.
Give one packet small packet of M&M candies to each child. Let them put the coloured M & M's on the correct spot on their graph.

Have them count how many green ones they have in their packet. Then how many brown ones and so on.... Let the children then eat the M & M's. Before hand prepare a bigger chart to display on the board and small circles to be used like M&M’s candies. Ask them what their favourite colour of M & M is and let the children choose a circle of his or her favourite colour on the chart. Have them answer questions such as: What is the most favourite colour of the class?

Sorting gummies by color or shape

Children sort Gummy bears by colour or shape on a divided paper plate or in a box like in the example. (I made this with cardboard)
You can follow the same procedure as with the M&M’s but you can change the bar chart for a “pizza chart” as it were a plate.

Sorting shapes and colors 

Label small cups with colour names. Ask children sort a collection of small objects into the cups by colour.
Examples: crayons, small blocks, silk flowers, counting bears, ribbons, cloth pieces, coloured rocks, leaves. You can also use ice cube trays for sorting

You will need one or two packets of pasta for soup like noodles( any type you can string, alcohol) string and food colouring.

Place noodles in a large bowl so that there is room for the alcohol. Add the alcohol and food colouring. Make sure all noodles are covered and let stand till they get coloured. Place noodles on paper towels to dry. You can spread hair spray over them to make them harder. Then give a piece of string to each child and ask them to make necklace or bracelets. Ask them to repeat patterns

You can also use cereals to make necklaces instead of noodles and then children can eat them!
Shaving cream

You will need one ziplock bag for each child, shaving cream
and food colouring.
Put white shaving cream inside the ziplock bag, add a few drops of food colouring, and close the bag, making sure that all the air is out. Ask children to shake them in order to mix them up. After that you can use this colour shaving cream to paint over different surfaces, white cardboard, black paper, etc…

Secondary water colours
Show how secondary colours are made using drops of food colouring in different transparent plastic bags with water. Allow them to use the coloured water to paint with paintbrushes onto different surfaces.
If you are working with older children you can give them drawings to be painted with green, an orange, etc..

Colored ice cubes 

Ahead of time you will need to freeze blocks of ice in several colours by adding food colouring. Place all colours in sensory table. Let the children play freely and then ask them to talk about what happened when the ice melt and the colours mixed.

Sensory colours
Look for different substances to make individual sensory tubs.

Use peas for green, sand for yellow, jelly for pink or red, salt for white.. or make multicolour tubs with cereals

Take a Walk!

Go on a colour walk, you can use the playground, the school, or the neighbourhood.

Before hand you can prepare a colour bracelet or badge.

Before going on the walk give one bracelet or badge to each child.

Ask the children to find as many things as they can match his or her colour.

If you work with “a colour a day” or “a colour a week” before going on the walk
 ask children to find this specific colour.

During the walk you can ask children what their favourite colour is and ask to find things of that colour.

After the trip prepare a bar graph to record the findings.

Then work with the children about the most seen colour, the most favourite colour, etc…

Colors Playdough Mats

Colors Interactive Pennants

Los Colores- Vinchas

Colors Headbands

Colors - Vocabulary Pack

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