We work hard on learning to read sight words, including color words, in a variety of ways. Color words are always something I enjoy teaching and the kids enjoy learning because you can make them more engaging (and colorful!) with fun printables like this color words candy activity. Paired with some crayons this is a quick and simple way to practice reading color words this Halloween!
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Colorful Candies Color Words Activity
I typically use printables like this as morning work/entry tasks in my classroom, but they can also be great to have in a literacy center.
Simply print out as many copies as you need for your students, add some fun coloring tools (we use crayons a lot, but we also love skinny markers, mini markers, and colored pencils to change things up) and you are ready to work on color words!
Each lollipop shown has a color word written on it. Kids read the color word and color the candy to match.
For younger students, or students who aren’t yet ready to read the words on their own yet, I find it helpful to highlight the color words in the correct color.
This lets them be exposed to the word, while having the color there to guide them as they learn. You could also hang up color posters for kids to refer to and use to check their own work.
We read the words and colored until all of the candies were complete: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, and black!
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