One of the early skills we expect children to learn is to identify colors. Teaching colors to kids can be a lot of fun, as there are so many playful ways for learning about colors. Plus, there are so many dimensions we want kids to learn.
For example, we may want them to first identify the basic colors like red, orange, yellow, etc. Once they can identify the basic colors, then we want them to learn more obscure colors, like maroon, teal, or indigo. Plus, we want kids to learn how the primary colors of red, yellow, and blue combine to make the secondary colors of orange, green, and purple. As you can see, lessons about colors can continue for several years!
At last week’s Kids’ Co-op party, several fun ideas for helping kids learn about colors were shared. In this post I’m highlighting six ideas that would work for kids as young as toddlers and as old as early elementary school.
Note: For more ideas to help kids learn their colors, see my teaching colors to kids page.
Color surprise play dough from Our Little House in the Country
Color sorting with a dip platter from An Idea On Tuesday
Color sorting with trains from Craftulate
Paint chip color matching from The Chaos and the Clutter
Learning about color mixing with a blender from Dabbling Momma
More resources for teaching colors
More posts about colors from Gift of Curiosity:
- Teaching colors through play
- Rainbow do-a-dot printable
- Color matching with household objects
- Color theory activity
- No mess color mixing fun
- Ideas for teaching colors
- Color mixing rainbow challenge
- Color mixing science