I love teaching color words in kindergarten. Unlike most sight words, the color words are relevant to a child's world, are easy to conceptualize, and can creatively be put to use in the classroom. During our color word study, we learn a new color word every day and my students have so much fun with our color activities. It's a lot of words in a short amount of time, but they don't mind because it's just so fun. And for many students, the color unit is just what they need to jump start their color word mastery. Other students need more time. Sound familiar? Today I'm thrilled to share a simple, but vibrant, booklet to help your students get one step closer to color word mastery for FREE. My students loved this project and I know that yours will too.
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In my experience best way to help students that are struggling to learn their sight words is to provide opportunities for students to really study the letters in a meaningful way. Flashcards alone just won't cut it if a child is truly struggling. But cutting, unscrambling, and gluing can make a meaningful difference.
A little bit of novelty also goes a long way. And there is something so magical to six year olds about a book with black pages. That's right – black pages! I used Astrobrights Eclipse Black™ paper as the pages of the book. My students cut and glued vibrant letters to spell a different color word onto each page of their books. The bright Astrobrights colors really popped against the black background and my students loved making the pages of their books.
The entire time my students worked, I was absolutely amazed at their level of enthusiasm. The Christmas season is in full swing in my classroom and so is my students' excitement. They were over the moon about this project and it brought a few moments of much-needed peace to my classroom.
After each page of the book was complete, it was time to create a cover. I did a rough cut of letters that spelled “Colors”, displayed the word on our classroom Smartboard, and let students choose their own letters to spell the title. They did so great with that task as well!
I love, love, love how these simple little books turned out.
Color Word Book Shopping Guide
Here are the exact Astrobrights paper colors I used to create a vibrant “Colors” book with my students. Click any of the links or images below to start shopping.
Download a FREE Colors Book Template
If your students are struggling to learn their color words, this project is for you! You can download all of the pages you need to create color books with your students. My students only spelled out the words red, orange, yellow, blue, green and purple; but I included black, brown, pink, white, and gray in the set in case you have another creative use for the letters. The download also includes two options for printing: one set displays proper spelling of each color word, the other set prints with scrambled letters for an additional challenge. Print the pages that are the best fit for your students.
Click the image below to download the materials to create a vibrant Colors book for FREE! Please note that most school email filters block the delivery of emails from me. I highly recommend signing up for the freebie using your personal email account. If you don't see the download in your inbox, be sure to check your spam folder.
Wishing you a great and colorful week!