Printable Color Flashcards
If you’ve ever wondered how to add a splash of fun to your kiddo’s learning journey, you’re in the right place. Today, I’ve got free printable color flashcards for you – these are a great thing to have on hand that make learning a blast!
You can do so many things with these printable color flashcards – I have a list of color card activities farther down in the post. ❤️
Whether you’re a seasoned parent, a newbie educator, or just someone who loves seeing little minds light up with curiosity, there are lots of ideas here for everyone!
Let’s start by getting these printable color flashcards ready to use for activities!
What you need:
- The free printable color flashcards PDF (download link below)
- A printer (or just order prints from Staples)
- Laminator and laminating sheets (optional, but amazing!)
How to do it:
1: Print the 2-page PDF on cardstock. (download link below)
2: Cut the cards out (this paper trimmer will make it quick!) If you’re going to laminate, you want to do this before laminating. (If you cut after laminating, those edges aren’t completely sealed.)
3: Laminate your cards to make them last a long time.
4. Cut out the laminated cards (leave a little space around them to keep the edges sealed).
5. Your cards are ready for activity time! Scroll down to check out our list of unique ways to use these cards!
⬇️ Download the color cards by clicking the button below ⬇️
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Ways to use these printable color flashcards:
- Name that color: simply show the flashcard and ask the child what color it is.
- Find that color: spread the flashcards out face up, name a color, and ask the child to find it.
- Surprise color: spread the flashcards out face DOWN. The child gets to choose a flashcard at random, flip it over, and name the color. They’ll think it’s a “game.” 😊
- Favorite colors: spread the flashcards out and ask the child what their favorite color is. Tell them what your favorite color is and ask them to find it. Have them ask others nearby what their favorite color is and do the same.
- Fruits & vegetables: Ask them what color a specific fruit or vegetable is and have them answer with the correct color card! (Ex: “What color is a strawberry?” Child hands you the red flashcard and says “red!”)
- Color Hunt: hold up a flashcard and have the child find something (or several things) in the house that are that color.
- Color Collage: Provide your child with a piece of paper and have them create a collage using scraps of paper, fabric, or other materials in the same colors as the flashcards.
- Rainbow Pattern: teach the colors of the rainbow and have your child arrange the color cards in the order of the rainbow’s colors.
- Color Stories: Encourage your child to create a story inspired by the colors on the flashcards. This activity promotes creativity and narrative skills.
- Color Charades: Choose a color card without looking. Act out that color using gestures or facial expressions and have your child guess which color you’re portraying.
- Color Sticker Matching: Let your child put stickers of the same color on an extra set of these printable color flashcards.
- Color Scavenger Hunt: Take the flashcards on a nature walk and have your child find objects in the environment that match the colors on the cards.
- Color Name Writing: Practice writing the names of colors using the flashcards as a reference guide.
- Color Beanbag Toss: Place flashcards on the floor and have your child toss beanbags onto the cards, trying to land them on specific colors.
- Color Guessing Game: Describe an object without revealing its color, and have your child guess which flashcard represents that color.
- Colorful Recipes: Use the colors on the flashcards as inspiration for cooking or baking activities. Try making rainbow fruit skewers or colorful veggie pizzas.
- Color Relay Race: Set up a relay race where each team has to find and bring back flashcards of a specific color. To do this with one child, simply put the color cards in a basket and have them run, find the color you mentioned, and bring it back.
- Colorful Shadow Play: Use flashlights to cast shadows of objects in different colors. Your child can guess the object based on its color shadow, choose the correct flashcard, and hold it up.
- Colorful Storytime: Choose a book with vibrant illustrations and have your child point out the colors they see on each page using the flashcards as a reference.
Check out these COLOR MATCHING ACTIVITY SHEETS, too!