Get your fingers limbered up and ready to do some scrolling, because this is going to be a loooong post!  :)  Are you ready to turn your class into color detectives?  We have a rainbow of color clues to get your class thinking and talking about colors.  One easy way to use these is to write them out on sentence strips, and then display them in a pocket chart, like so:

To “discover” the color of the day with your students, read the first clue.  Then, you can discuss as a class which colors would fit.  For each of the clues, the first one could be any of the colors.  Then, the second clue will narrow it down to two or three possibilities, and the final clue will reveal the target color.  You can use color cards, cute color crayons like in the photo, or just actual crayons to show which colors you’re still considering as you narrow it down.

Ready to turn your class into a group of color detectives?  ;)   This post got SO huge we decided to split it into two parts.  So,  here are the first group of clues you’ll need for red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple, along with some images to illustrate them, and some books that work well for each color.  Check back next week, when we’ll bring you clues, images and suggested books for the colors brown, pink, white, black, and gray.

Red Color Clues:

I can be the color of a car. (all)

I can be the color of a watermelon. (red/green)

I am the color of a stop sign. (red)

 

 Images for the Red Color Clues:

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Some books to go along:


 


  

    

   

Orange Color Clues:

I can be the color of fish. (all)

I can be the color of a tiger. (orange/white/black)

I am the color of an orange. (orange)

 

Images for the Orange Color Clues:

Download (PDF, 366KB)

 Some books to go along:

 
    




Yellow Color Clues:

I can be the color of a bird. (all)

I can be a color on a stop light. (green/yellow/red)

I am the color of the sun. (yellow)

 

And some books to read:

      



  

Green Color Clues:

I can be a color of paint. (all)

I can be the color of apples. (green/red/yellow)

I am the color of grass. (green)

 

Images for the Green Color Clues:

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And some books to go along:


    


      

 

Blue Color Clues:

I can be the color of a crayon. (all)

I can be the color of eyes. (blue/green/brown)

I am the color of the ocean. (blue)

Images for the Blue Color Clues:

Download (PDF, 306KB)

And some books to go along:
    
  



Purple Color Clues:

I can be a color in a rainbow. (red/orange/yellow/green/blue/purple)

I can be the color of grapes. (green/red/purple)

I am the color of eggplant. (purple)

Images for the Purple Color Clues:

 

Download (PDF, 180KB)

 

Some books to go along:

    

      

 

PHEW!  You made it all the way to the bottom!  YAY!  Next week, we’ll be back with more color clues for pink, brown, white, black and gray – so check back on Facebook, or just head on over to the Tuesday Teaching Tip page.  Have a color-full week!