Teaching colors to kids is best done through play and everyday life experiences. Many children easily learn their colors as parents and caregivers point out color attributes on the objects in children’s environment (e.g., “Throw me the green ball” or “Do you want the red shirt or the yellow shirt?”).
The more the parents and caregivers make color a salient attribute, and the more that children’s attention is drawn to focusing on colors, the easier is may be for them to learn their colors. Toward that end, I have done a number of activities with my kids that are appropriate for teaching kids their colors.
Many of these activities had multiple goals, such as matching colors while working on fine motor skills, or naming colors while putting them into rainbow order. All of these activities, however, involve colors. Parents and caregivers can call attention to the colors in order to facilitate children’s learning of colors.
Below is a list of activities for teaching colors to kids that have been featured at Gift of Curiosity. Click an image to be taken directly to the post related to each activity.