Learning Colors Worksheets
This is the age where we put a great deal of emphasis on helping students learn both their shapes and their colors, or better yet colored shapes. There are many reasons that we spend some much time working with them on this. They provide us with foundational vocabulary for our everyday lives. This is also the first time that students see how things fit into categories such as dark or light tones. This helps them learn to sort and classify things going forward. In our communities we often use colors to communicate messages about our health and safety. It is important that students spend a good amount of time learning their colors. These worksheets help students identify and match colors together and name them as well.
Aligned Standard: K.G.B.5
- Drawing Roses: Step-by-Step Lesson- You will need green and red markers to complete this one.
- Guided Worksheet - This worksheet starts working on the following skills: using tables, keys, and legends.
- Guided Explanation - It took me a few years to understand that this, in reality, is a pre-graphing exercise.
- Independent Practice Worksheet - Here are 10 shapes that need some color. Time to go to town!
- Matching Worksheet - Find the color that matches the color of the object.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
I tried to make these as helpful as possible for students. These are a little bit more fun than most other worksheets.
- Color While You Count... - Choose any 6 crayons. Choose a color for each number below. Color the picture according to those numbers. Write the tones that you used for each number in the color key below the picture.
- The Days of the Week in Order - Most calendars start with Sunday as the first day of the week. The days then continue in the order shown below. Use the coloring key to color in the picture based on the number of each day.
- Color Your Dresser Matching Activity - You will need crayons for this one. Use the color that matches the number key below.
- Match the Fish Bubbles - Draw a line to the number matching the answer of the equation in the bubbles.
- Advanced Labeling and Spacing Worksheet - There are 3 living things in the picture below. Write the corresponding number of the living things that each sentence describes.
- The Next Number - Find the number that comes after all numbers in the picture.
- Blast Off By Adding Ones... - Use the color key below to color in the rocket. Make sure to add the 1s first.
- Windmills and Shapes - Color in each shape using the color key below.
- Within 1 : Coloring Worksheet - Color in the picture using the colored using the key below. The numbers in the picture must less than the number in the key. Match the number, or be 1 more or 1 less than the number in the key.
The Basics About Colors
Colors play an important role in our life. They are best used for both decorating and contrasting purposes. They help brighten our lives and make us have a more vibrant day. Without colors, life can look absolutely meaningless. So, is it not a good idea to learn all about colors?
A color wheel is often used to model the shades of color and their various hues. They are often composed of twelve colors that often are broken into three categories:
Primaries - The basic red, blue, and yellow are the primary colors. These are the basic colors in the wheel that cannot be mixed using any other colors. They are the source of all other colors. Put two of them together and you get a secondary color. Think about it, red and blue make purple. Yellow and blue make green. Red and yellow make orange.
Secondary - The examples we sighted already: green, orange and purple are colors that can be formed mixing the primary colors. The hue of these colors relates directly to how much of each color you used. For example, if you are looking to make a dark green use more blue than yellow to form that darker green color.
Tertiary - The color wheel also has a tertiary blend with a combination of secondary colors. Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green and yellow green. These are often the hues found somewhere between primary and secondary colors.
Matching primaries with other primariess and complementary colors is a process known as the concept of 'color harmony'. This is created when different tones are combined together to create a pleasing effect. Colors like red, yellow and blue always harmonize. They are bold and eye-catching, and are always in. There is also something that is known as color temperature. Colors on the red side of things are seen as warm. This is probably because we associate red with the concept of flame and fire. Blues on the other give us a cooler feeling. This is most likely because associate blue with cold and winter. Temperature in this mindset tends affect us psychologically which make sense when you think about it. The basic idea is to stay in the same color family as you are aiming to be perceived.