8 Fun Ways to Teach Your Child Colors
Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Starting at around 18 months, toddlers begin to identify colors. Between 2 and 3 years, children begin to learn the names of the colors. Since children learn best through play, you can help your child learn colors with these fun games.
8 Ways to Teach Your Child Colors
Red Light, Green Light – When your child is first learning their colors, it’s helpful to focus on just a couple of colors. The classic Red Light, Green Light game is a simple way to teach the colors red and green and also helps with listening skills.
Construction Paper Hop – Gather up different colored 8 X 10 construction paper and lay the pieces on the floor in a path. Hide a prize somewhere near the end of the path. Have your child hop from paper to paper, while shouting out each color along the way. When your child reaches the end of the path, they get to search for their prize.
I Spy – My kids, ages 2 and 4, love playing the I Spy color game in the car. We take turns selecting the color to search for and then the first person to “spy” an object with that color gets a point. This simple game makes time in the car more enjoyable.
Memory Color Game – Create a color memory game using paint chip samples. Check out Pink and Green Mama’s tutorial.