History tells us narwhals came before unicorns. But, from a child’s perspective, it’s often an interest in the mythical one-horned horse that sparks curiosity about that REAL one-horned ocean beast; the narwhal.
The Narwhal Digital and Printable Preschool Color Identification Activity is a fun way to teach colors and pique kids’ interest in strange ocean animals. There are FOUR ways to delight your kids with this color matching activity: Google Slides, Seesaw, Boom Cards, or the printable version.
Color Activities for Preschool:
COLOR IDENTIFICATION IN PRESCHOOL
LEARNING COLORS IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF EARLY CHILDHOOD. IT HELPS DEVELOP CLASSIFYING AND SORTING SKILLS.
Color recognition is important because our world is made up of colors! When we teach colors, we give young learners an opportunity to describe objects around them.
Preschool activities that explore colors also work on important cognitive connections in the brain that are helpful when learning to identify letters and numbers, and later sounds and words.
Color Activities for kids should be fun, hands-on, engaging, and stress-free. Many of the ways children learn colors occur in a day-to-day setting and are quite effortless!
- Where is the blue and green ball?
- What color is your shirt?
- Let’s find an orange vegetable in the fridge.
The free color matching game for kids features adorable narwhals in all the colors of the rainbow! (red, blue, green, orange, yellow, purple, pink, black, brown, and white)
In addition to practicing colors and identifying like colors, young learners will develop fine motor skills while working on a tablet or computer or placing manipulatives on the printed mats.
Help children practice color knowledge and language skills at the same time by engaging them in conversations:
- What is your favorite color?
- Which colors are similar/different?
- Where do you see the color red/green/yellow around you?
- Can you find different shades of the same color?
What Can Preschoolers Learn From Digital Activities?
COLOR WORKSHEETS FOR PRESCHOOL
HANDS-ON COLOR ACTIVITIES ALLOW CHILDREN TO EXPLORE COLOR IN MEANINGFUL WAYS.
Digital activities provide variety in the way concepts are presented. It can be exciting for a child to encounter colors in different ways. They are also a great way to spice up distance learning!
When they are able to share their knowledge in multiple ways, it makes it more likely that the learning will become innate.
Check in with your students as they work on the fun color identification worksheets, Seesaw activity, Google Slides, or Boom Cards:
- What color is the narwhal?
- What other pictures are the same color?
- Which pictures are a different color?
- What other colors do you see on this page?
Why Is It Important For Kids To Identify Colors?
Besides the fact that we are surrounded by colors every day, there are many other reasons to begin teaching colors at a young age.
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How To Use This Narwhal Color Matching Game for Kids
BOOM CARDS/GOOGLE SLIDES ACTIVITIES/SEESAW ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL
PRESCHOOL COLOR IDENTIFICATION WORKSHEETS AND DIGITAL ACTIVITIES ARE GREAT WAYS FOR CHILDREN TO GAIN CONFIDENCE.
To access the free printable, the free Google slides activity for preschoolers, the free Seesaw activity, or to upgrade to self-checking Boom Cards:
How to Get the Activity
- Enter your email below and then check your email to get the digital activity.
- When you open the file you can click on the format that you prefer to use: Google Slides, Seesaw and/or Boom Cards®.
- Click on the link below. Then, choose which version you want: Google Slides, Seesaw, or self-checking Boom Cards.
- When you click on the link, it will open in the appropriate app and you’re good to go.
- If you are downloading the Google Slides version you will be prompted to “Make a copy”. This is an important step you need to complete to make sure you get an editable version to share with your students!
- It’s also super easy to post within your Google classroom to give your students easy access.
- In Slides, make sure you are in “Edit” mode, as opposed to “Present” mode. You will see the “Present” button in the upper right-hand corner.
- If you choose the Seesaw version, click the Seesaw image to instantly add it to your Seesaw library.
- In Seesaw, use the Text tool (click on the large T) to be able to highlight each thumb to move it.
- To upgrade to self-checking Boom Cards®, click on the image to purchase the deck to use with your students.
For the printable version, just print and go! Of course, laminating is always an option if you want to improve longevity.
Children can point to matching objects, or place a (colored) manipulative on top of each picture that matches the narwhal.
Easy Ways to Extend the Activity
Oral Language Practice
Help young children develop language with conversations around colors. Ask questions, talk about the different shades of each color, or ask children about their favorite color(s) and why.
Sort by Color
After sparking interest with free Google slides activities, ask children to sort blocks, toys, or pom poms into separate bins/piles.
Create a Game
Use the printable version as a simple color game. Place the pages upside down. Children take turns flipping over a page and identifying the color on the narwhal. Then, they can take turns identifying all of the pictures on that page in the same color.
Our Favorite Books About Colors:
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Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
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Usborne Books Big Book of ColorsCurious Toddler A Colorful Book of Colors: A Picture Word Book About Colors for Kids Ages 2-4Mix It Up!Mixed: A Colorful StorySplatterThe Mixed-Up Chameleon (Rise and Shine)Beautiful Oops!How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow (1)Little Blue and Little YellowBear Sees ColorsBig Book of Colors (Clever Big Books)Pinta ratones (Mouse Paint) (Spanish Edition)Mouse Paint: Lap-Sized Board Book