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Color Word Sentences

Make up a sentence with a color word. Repeat the sentence several times in silly voices, then write it down and let your child “read” it.

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Extending this activity

  • -Continue this process of involving the child in writing very simple sentences with common words (such as the, I, the child’s name, can). Write the sentences on plain white computer paper using simple drawings or colors to help trigger the child’s memory of the sentence. Collect the papers in a folder and spend time rereading the pages with your child.

    -Read the book "A Color of His Own" by Leo Lionni and allow the child to 'read' the color words on each page.

Adjust for an older child

Allow the child to 'share the marker' and write some of the letters and/or words.

Adjust for a younger child

Gather several single colored objects such as a red ball, a green grape, or a yellow lemon. Pick up one object and have the child say the name of the object and then the color of the object. Write the color word on an index card in that color marker. As you repeat this process with three or four colors, have the child place the objects in the row that has the color word index card above it.

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Segmenting Sentences and Words

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