Understanding And Labeling Colors
“Color My World”
with primary colors (e.g., Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet).
objects that are different only by color (e.g., crayons, blocks, pegs).
your child sort the objects by color first to make sure he can tell the
difference between the colors (e.g., all red objects in the red box, yellow
objects in the yellow box, blue objects in the blue box).
label the color of the objects as you place them in the appropriate box.
Remove the colored items from the boxes and place them in piles. Give your
child one of the objects and label it (e.g., “Here is the blue block”). Ask for
it back (e.g., “Give me
the blue block”).
your child and reinforce the color-concept (e.g., “Thank you for the blue
You can use several fun activities to teach your child his colors:
and crafts (e.g., pasting colored circles on paper, coloring with crayons,
with colored blocks/Lego’s.
colored pegs into a peg board.
laundry (e.g., blue jeans, white socks).
(e.g., red apple, green beans, yellow corn).
a walk (e.g., picking up green leaves, pointing to all the blue cars, red fire