The purpose of this resource is to increase the learner’s awareness of the different ways a color can look. Students will learn the basic color words and realize that each color has many variations, depending on its tint, hue, or shade. For instance, the blue of the sky and the blue of the deep ocean aren’t exactly alike, but we say they are both blue. “Blue” actually means many different kinds of blue.
It could be quite confusing when one color word stands for what seems to be more than one color. The targeted end result after using this resource is that the learner has a better understanding of this all-encompassing trait of color words.
Included are Art Deco framed color word posters. Each color word begins with an arrangement of small colored circles that form the first letter of the color word. The colors of these circles are the multiple shades of the color that the word represents.
I like to mount each color poster at the top of a piece of construction paper, positioned the long way. In the empty space under the poster I glue paint color chips/samples for that color to show all the ways that color can appear.
Color posters are for these colors: red, blue, yellow, green, purple, orange, brown
Student pages: (color in using many different “types” of the same color-7 pages) Rainbow of Red, Rainbow of Blue, Rainbow of Yellow, Rainbow of Green, Rainbow of Purple, Rainbow of Orange, Rainbow of Brown
Student pages: Color in Familiar Objects (color in using many different “types” of the same color-7 pages)