Practicing Colors

TITLE:  Practicing Colors


MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  colored paper; 10-20- min.

PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy:

“I like my neighbor”:  Use colors in each sentence, for each round.

Example:  I like my neighbor who is wearing orange

I like my neighbor who can tell me what color an apple might be.


Content Standard:  To verbally identify names of colors.

Collaborative:  Participate fully, Listen, Share

Personal: Respect others

IDENTIFY THE STRATEGY:  Put Yourself on the Line – use colored paper on the floor.  Have students respond to statements or questions…What color do you prefer?  Which color is the kind of food you like?  Which color are you wearing right now?


Snowball – throw, fetch, say/share.  This is good for listening and following directions.  Students can use crayons to color each time before they toss (only do 2 rounds at first) and then when they pick up, they can say what color they have.

REFLECTION: What did you learn about colors?  Did you learn any new colors?  What was easiest?  What did you like about this?

PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR APPRECIATION:  Invite statements/popcorn statements.

AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT:  Randomly call on students to identify a color, from a hint, based on the strategy used.  Example:  Who can name a color of a vegetable?



  • Group Development


►Cognitive Theory

  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Cooperative Learning


  • Reflective Practice
  • Authentic Assessment