Find the Color

Find the Color lesson plan

  • 1.

    With infants and toddlers, talk about colors naturally during daily routines. Those green peas must be yummy. Here's your purple sock.

  • 2.

    With older preschoolers, for whom this activity is intended, help them notice that color names are written on Crayola® markers and crayons. Where else can they find color names in print?

  • 4.

    Choose your favorite colors of Crayola® Washable Markers.

  • 5.

    Measure recycled file folders or poster board in rectangles, about 3 by 6 inches. Mark lines with Crayola® Colored Pencils. Make one rectangle for each marker. Cut with Crayola® Scissors.

  • 6.

    Find color names on the markers. Write one color name on each paper rectangle, using the marker of that color. Put your name on the back of the card.

  • 7.

    Match your color words with the colors of things you see indoors and outside.


  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts