Today I’m sharing a fun, simple game for teaching your child to read color sight words.
I created this colorful game to help my Five practice reading color sight words: red, blue, black, green, purple, pink, orange, yellow, black, white, and gray. (Note: If you don’t have a color printer, there’s another option! Just zoom down to the P.S. at the end of this post.)
To play, print the game board and the stack of cards. Cut the cards apart. Then grab two playing pieces and a die.
Take turns drawing a card, reading the color word, and moving to the next picture on the board of that color.
Yes, I realize it’s a really long game board. We have a lot of color words to practice!
But don’t worry, it only takes about 5 minutes to play one game.
You can also stop to talk about the words. For example, I asked my Five, “What two letters make the eeee sound in the word green?”
Later I asked him to tell me which two letters say /k/ in the word black.
The first to reach END first, wins.
This is a quick, high-interest game. We hope you enjoy it!
P.S. The download also comes with another version. You can print a game board with color words on the spaces, and pictures on the cards. Don’t want to use all that color ink? Just make a stack of small construction paper squares in the eleven colors. When your child picks up the next square, he moves to that color’s name on the board.
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