Have your students practice recognizing their color words and matching them to the actual colors. The words on the outside are all number words to check if students can tell the difference between color and number words.
**This magic square will have students match the color word to the actual color!**
The words included are red, blue, yellow, green, purple, orange, black, brown, white, pink, tan, and grey.
Preparation and Storage: You will need to print off the number of copies you need. (I recommend printing them on cardstock and laminating them.) I have used these as individual work, partner work, and small group work. They also work well for students who finish early or for use during center time. Cut the magic squares out and put them into plastic baggies for students' use. I put each set in its own plastic baggie. Then I put all of these baggies and one original sheet in a manila envelope with the name of the activity on the front. This way I have the answer key and all materials readily available.
Directions to Play: Give students the cut-up magic square sheet. Tell them they need to put the square back together. The first time you have the students complete one of these, I suggest drawing out a 3x3 square on the board so they understand what it should look like. You can also give them the hint (because I have found some do not figure this out!) that the animals will all be facing the correct direction.
Correcting Student Work: To easily check a student's completed work, keep an original copy of the magic square sheet they are working on. This way you can immediately check to see if the animals are in the correct order or not.
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