This resource is packed with 9 different games to help students learn colors and color words. Most of the color games have multiple versions so that you can teach and explain once and then just switch out the activity.
The games are perfect for partner, small group, and whole group. This resource will provide your students with fun, hands-on activities to practice color matching, color recognition, and color words. With year-round themes you can use a few now and save some for later in the year. Preparing these activities are also super easy! Please download the preview to see a detailed description of each center.
These activities using basic classroom supplies such as plastic math cubes, plastic bears, dot cubes, spinners, and pocket charts.
For games that include the color gray, the option of grey is also included.
Here’s a look at what’s included:
Game 1: Students play with a partner. They will take turns rolling a dot cube. They will determine the number they rolled and use the code on the mat. They will read the color word and cover a matching picture/color. If all of the corresponding pictures have been covered, the player skips their turn. The first player to cover four in a row is the winner. (6 games included)
Game 2: Students play with a partner. Each player needs 10 plastic cubes in the same color. Players will take turns rolling the dot cube and covering a picture with a plastic cube. If a player rolls the same word they can “BUMP” the other player off the space. If the player rolls the same word again, without being bumped off, they can add a second cube to “lock” the space. Locked spaces cannot be bumped. The first player to use all of their cubes is the winner. (4 games included)
Game 3: Place the color word cards in a pocket chart. Hide the special picture cards behind the color word cards. Call on students to identify a color/color word and guess which words the special cards are hiding behind. (3 games included)
Game 4: Students will color the squares or write the color words to match the color cards – they will pick where to put the colors on their page. Students will need manipulatives to cover the squares. Decide the game objective: three in a row, four corners, etc. The game leader will select a color and the players will cover that color square on their game board. The first player to match the objective wins. (2 games included)
Game 5: Call on a student to select a card. Students will identify something in the classroom that is that color. They will read the statement to the class and students will take turns guessing the object.
Game 6: Students will play with a partner. They will take turns rolling the cube and covering a corresponding space. The game is over when all of the spaces on the board have been covered. The player with the most amount of spaces covered is the winner. (4 games included)
Game 7: Students will place all of their manipulatives on the game board. They will take turns rolling a dot cube. They will refer to the code on the right. If they roll a color and have at least one cube placed on that color, they can remove a cube. If they do not have a cube on that color, they skip a turn. The game is over when the first player removes all of their cubes. (4 games included)
Game 8: Students spin the spinner and cover a corresponding color space. If all of the corresponding spaces have been covered, the player skips their turn. The game is over when the first player uses all of their plastic cubes. (4 games included)
Game 9: Players will roll a dot cube and count the dots. Using the code at the top of the game mat, they will identify the corresponding color. They will cover a matching picture. If all of the corresponding pictures have been covered, the player skips their turn. The first player to cover all of the pictures on their mat is the winner. (4 games included)