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Whether you’re a homeschooler working to introduce your toddler or young preschooler to basic colors for the first time or you’re a teacher that is starting to work on color words with the students in your classroom, these color flash cards can be a fun and effective learning tool for kids of all ages!
These crayon themed color cards will have your kids working on color recognition, color names, and so much more!
Are flash cards effective?
Personally, I think that flash cards, when used correctly, are incredibly effective!
Flash cards have gotten a bad rap over the last several years for being the boring track to memorization and honestly, if they’re used on their own with the sole purpose being memorizing vast amounts of information, then I would have to agree with their critics.
But, if they make up just one small part of your learning and are paired with plenty of other hands-on activities, they can be a very effective learning tool for your students and these color flash cards are the perfect example of that!
We have used these printable crayons so many times to practice and review our colors, but every single time looks vastly different than the last.
In the past, for example, we’ve gone on some fun color scavenger hunts, both indoors and out, to find things that match our crayon color cards.
There are, of course, lots of math ideas for incorporating these cards, but you can also use them to work on other subjects as well!
Work on those pre-k literacy skills by having your students pick out the letters that they know in the color words or swap over to science and let them use the cards to help them describe things they may be observing.
The sky really is the limit, so while you can always use them on their own for quick review sessions, using them as part of larger hands-on activities will really help your students retain far more information.
Free Printable Color Flash Cards
In this download, you’ll find a PDF file with 12 different color word flash cards.
But these aren’t your average flash cards!
Every single one of the free printable color flash cards is shaped just like one of our favorite school supplies… Crayons!
You’ve got all of your basic colors included as well as a few extra and every single crayon in the pack has their color word printed on them as well making them perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners as well!
More Fun Color Printables and Activities
Looking for some fun activities for your color theme unit? We’ve got lots of options to choose from! Just pair them with these free color flash cards for a ton of color themed fun!
- Color Sorting Jelly Beans
- Giant Summer Color by Sight Word
- Dog House Color Matching
- Color Word Clip Cards
- Colorful Sock Matching File Folder Game
- Preschool Color Books
- Rain Boot Color Matching File Folder Game
- Paint Splat Color Words File Folder Game
- Gumball Color Words File Folder Game
- Crayon Color Matching File Folder Game
- Online Color Matching Game for Kids
- Color Mixing for Preschoolers
- Homemade Color Surprise Play Dough
- Balloon Color Matching
- Fine Motor Color Matching
More Printable Flash Cards to Add to Your Classroom
Whether you’re looking for some printable math flash cards for your little learners or some free sign language flash cards for your kindergarten class, you’ll find some amazing free flash cards in this list!
- Printable Number Flash Cards for 0-10
- Animal Alphabet Flash Cards
- Printable Outer Space Flash Cards
- Alphabet Sign Language Flash Cards
- Alphabet Flash Cards
Just print these crayon themed color flash cards off, cut them out, and run them through your laminator for a little added durability.
Then, let your students and their imaginations lead the way!