Color Words Preschool Activity – a preschooler’s dream activity!
Race cars and bright colors make an excellent combo for learning. Put them together, and what do you get? – Color Words preschool activity for the win.
My five-year-old ATE THIS ONE UP, and the younger guys eagerly followed along. Let’s learn through play!
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My five-year-old is in a young fives class, and I knew they have been learning color words. I was interested to see what he was retaining.
Come to find out, my five-year-old has nailed color words, and this Breakfast Invitation was such a fun one to play with all my boys.
Is teaching color words important?
The big answer is yes.
Color words can also be known as sight words. Sight words are words your child learns and memorizes to read them. The reason these are important is that it allows your child to move along as they read.
Sight words are helpful to learn because they allow your child to focus on the newer words that need d to be sounded out. -But there is a catch!
You absolutely do not want to focus solely on sight words. Sight words can be fun to teach, but again, they are based solely on memorization.
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School-aged children need to have a solid phonics foundation when learning how to read.
This will be a precious tool to have as children continue to read longer and more complex texts. Take the time to understand your school’s program better and teach phonics in the classroom.
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Let’s get this color words preschool activity set up!
One of my favorite things to do with my three-year-old is to go and pick out a new race car. They sell the cards for a dollar at our grocery store, and my three-year-old notices every detail. – The color, how the wheels spin, and he will know exactly what he is looking for. My child is completely invested in any activity that involves race cars, and his five-year-old brother is the same.
To modify for him, I wrote the color words in the color marker for the parking spot. You can set this up in less than five minutes the night before to make an excellent Breakfast Invitation!
First, tape down a long line of painter’s tape. This is your “road.” Add tape for roads leading into each parking space.
Next, look at your race car collection and see which colors you have!
Finally, label your parking spots with the colors in your collection.
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Here’s what you’ll need.
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- Race cars
- Painter’s tape
- Permanent markers
- White paper – cut in strips
MODIFICATION: Write the color words using a colored marker. This will highlight which color needs to be parked so younger children can focus on sorting by color.
Since you set this up the night before, your preschoolers are invited to come to play upon waking or at a time you need a break. Use this hands-on color activity when you need a minute to breathe and also want to watch your child learn through play.
This hands-on color activity is sure to be a hit!
Which color activity for preschoolers will you set up first?