Fun Printables

Print, Cut and Learn Colors!

Use fun printables for an easy to make flip book. Let children learn with bright pictures of objects they recognize! Use the preschool printables below to create a great way to teach preschoolers colors.

preschool colors flip book

Start with a mini photo album. You can find them at Wal-Mart and dollar stores for about a dollar. The type that holds 24 photos is perfect for this project.

Print and cut out the following cards. Remove the cover included with the album. Insert the cover provided in the same space. Open the album and place the first color name directly under the cover. Add the card with the correct color items in the space below the name. Continue until the book is filled.

To print, simply click on the printable of your choice. This will open the file in PDF format. Please keep all copyright information intact.

Note: The cards will print out clearer and brighter than the small thumbnails appear.

It doesn't take long to create a book of colors that is perfect for a preschooler. The pictures are objects the children will likely recognize and the pages are easy for preschoolers to "flip".

cover for book of colors
red color cards
gray color cards
green color flash cards
brown color flash cards
orange color flash cards
blue color flash cards

yellow color flash cards
pink color flash cards
black color flash cards

Although the word "white" does not appear well in the small picture, it will show up just fine when printed.

purple color flash cards
white color flash cards

The last two pages not only fill up the book, but give children the chance to name several colors.

dinosaurs for learning colors
tractors for learning colors

There have been some interesting studies done regarding how children learn color names. As incredible as it may seem, the studies show that children will learn color names faster if the object name comes before the color. Instead of saying "blue ball" or "red balloon", try saying...

The ball is blue.

The balloon is red.

It may seem simple, but if it helps children understand the concept of color easier, it may well be worth a try. We live in a very colorful world, and there will be many opportunities to teach the colors.

More ways to have fun with colors:

Color-By-Number Coloring Pages - Kid friendly pictures for children's coloring fun.

Color Wall Cards - Cards for each color. Shows both the color name and several items for the color. Place the cards in a prominent place as a visual aid.

Color Worksheets - assorted activity pages for learning colors and color name recognition.

Colors Coloring Pages - Worksheets for each color, with several items that are typically a particular color. Only one crayon needed per page!

Graph Art

- A fun way to color-by-number. Preschoolers see graph art as "magic" pictures. Watch the picture form as you color!

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