Color the Rainbow with Freda Frog is a short and fun story that will help children learn to recognize the colors of the rainbow, in this case primary and secondary colors. [requires Adobe Flash Player] After reading the online story you can play this game.
- paper or card stock
- coloring tools
Rainbow Cards Coloring Game:The cards have the same images as is in the online story: red cap, orange pumpkin, green beans, yellow duck, blue ball and purple lollipop.
Each image is in color and black & white - keep these images together when cutting the cards.
Print the cards preferably in card stock or white construction paper.
- Show the color image side first, ask what color and what is the name of the object.
- Turn the cards so only black & white image shows. Ask child what color should the image be - example: what color was the duck?
Part 2 of activity:
Coloring: Encourage child to color the images to match the one next to it
Ideas for using cards:
Cut the matching images and play a game of match. Turn all of the cards face down. Turn over 2 cards. If you turn over a picture card and it is the correct color card, you have a match. Take these cards away. Turn 2 of the remaining cards over. If they are not a match turn back facedown, and try again until all matches have been made.
Staple on the upper left corner placing the primary color first, follwed by secondary colors.
Older preschoolers (Ages 4+ and older), and kindergarten level can be introduced to the companion color word worksheets. There is a color version and coloring version.