This resource is part of my Painting Books series! Painting books provide an opportunity to integrate art with the academic curriculum. It's simple; all you'll need is paint and q-tips! Did someone say developmentally appropriate and FUN?!?
This book is a perfect resource to enrich and extend your beginning of the year unit on colors and color words. This fun and engaging art activity will simultaneously provide letter/word recognition and reading practice!
This 13-page color word book contains a dotted color word painting page for each of the following color words: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, black, gray, white. The book also has a cover page and a back page with all of the color words from the book listed.
To prepare this activity for implementation, simply print the cover and inside pages of the book. Make as many copies as you need for your class. Please note that one printed copy will actually make two books for two students since the pages will be cut in half. After copying, cut each booklet in half and staple on the left hand side.
I recommend completing the painting portion of this activity in small groups and completing one color word per day to allow for drying time. Provide students with the paint color that matches the color word they will be painting, as well as q-tips or another type of dabber to “dot” the color word with the paint (please see cover page photo). Encourage students to identify the letter as they paint it, and say the color word upon completion. You could also use markers instead of paint if you prefer. After completing all of the pages, students can practice reading their color word books during center time! The dried paint will also provide a nice texture on the book pages that students can trace with their finger to practice spelling the words.
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