These free printable Colour Worksheets are specifically for very young children
(pre-school / pre-kindergarten / nursery). Each worksheet focusses on one specific colour
(red, blue, green, yellow, orange or brown) and provides
a basic 'mirror image' format for very young children to copy. Part of the
exercise should involve them choosing the correct coloured pencil or crayon ....
and colouring in the empty circle and empty text on the colour worksheet in the correct colour
involves plenty of repetition with a single colour to reinforce their learning. It is important,
of course, that the name of colour is repeated during the exercise and maybe also focus
on each letter sound too.
Once they have copied the coloured circle and coloured
text you have the option to extend the activity further
in order to reinforce the learning experience. We have
left plenty of white space on each of the colours worksheets
so that children can expand the scope of their work either
through further themed activities (e.g. specifically
asking them to draw more red circles or 5 red tomatoes)
through an open-ended activity e.g. letting
them use the colour red in whatever way they choose.
Either way, it will be the repetition of the word
which underpins the learning.
If you have a large collection of colouring pencils
or wax crayons for kids to choose from then you'll almost
certainly have a wide variety of shades of colours
too .... we're continually amazed at just how many
shades of green there are! All of those shades are
yet more opportunities for your pre-schoolers to
learn all about the world of colour ..... and it
could be that you ask them to fill in the white
space on the colours worksheets with as many shades
of the main colour as possible. (Older children with special needs
may get some benefit from these sheets too).