Teaching Colours (Colors!)

Colours are a really hot topic, so I thought I’d introduce the top three Genki English colours lessons for you.

I’ve also prepared games, activities and videos, just click through on the links below!

No. 3.Β What’s your favourite colour? / What’s your favorite color?

This is the classic Genki English colours lesson and works well with all ages. Β The video on the page is from the students in India who were loving it. Β Plus you can use it with lots of theΒ “The One” card games.

No. 2.Β What colour is Christmas?

Obviously this one is only for a certain time of year! Β It’s really slow though, so great for the youngest learners.

No. 1.Β Pirates with the Coloured Beards

This one is the no.1 top favourite, particularly with the boys, but also the girls, Β – they love it!

Check out the video on the page – even adults get into it!

Other games ideas from the VIP Games page are

I like pink fish game

Mido’s Good Match Game.

And Jushua’s One Red Game

Plus of course you can link this in with the shapes, clothes (winter or summer) or Monster Making lessons!

What are you favourite colours lessons? Β Please do share them with everyone in the comments!

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2 Responses to “Teaching Colours (Colors!)”

  1. Liz

    I’ve recently been doing colors with my preschool thru 3rd graders. I have the book “Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?” I have felt cut-outs of all the animals and hand them out to the students and when theirs comes up they bring it to the front. And while I’m reading I have the kids join in with the animals. It’s very repetitive so they catch on quickly.

    After I like the game “I spy” which in light of the above book and more useful English I say “I see something…blue!” and the kids run around the room touching as many blue objects as they can. Sometimes I even teach them to say “Aha!” when they find something. I like to end the game with “I see some…friends!” which depending on the class can end in a big group hug or a group of swarming kids tagging each other. Hahaha.

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