Topic- Colors Matching Game
Objective- The student will investigate
and understand colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple).
1. In preparation, copy sets
of matching color game
cards (preferably on 8''x14'' cardstock, sold at your local
2. Read interactive online story "Color
the Rainbow." The teacher may choose to complete this
task, or pick a student to guide
through the story using the mouse.
3. Following the online story, discuss with the students what objects are
of a certain color. For example, what can the students think of that
are red? Make color lists of these items where it is visible to the
4. After the lists are made, individually ask each student to identify the
color on the game cards. Once the color is correctly identified, the
student can color the matching game card the
5. Once all the cards are correctly identified and colored, students can cut
6. Students can now use them to understand color identification, or as a
Colors Matching Game:
(Two Players per Game)
Lay a set of the color cards facedown.
take turns turning two cards over at one time.
the cards match, the player keeps them. If not, return the cards back
to their spot.
student to make the most matches at the end of the game is the winner.
This can be determined by counting the cards.
(Game is over when all matches are made).
Follow Up Activity: Interactive online game "What
Color Is It?"
Optional Follow Up Song: Sing online song
of the Rainbow."
Roy G Biv Song
Topic- Student Rainbows
Objective- Students will classify and
arrange object according to attributes.
will conduct a simple demonstration to answer questions and draw conclusions.
Ask students what colors are in a rainbow?
2. Pass out a picture of wavelengths to
each student (copy and cut ahead of lesson). Ask students to name
the colors in the picture (the colors that are in a rainbow). Discuss
that a rainbow is made by waves of light. (This is why the drawing
is done in wavy lines.)
3. Explain to the students that they will be doing an exciting demonstration
on wavelengths and rainbows.
4. To prepare for the demonstration, arrange the class shortest to tallest.
5. Count off students into groups of seven.
6. Assign each child to wear a specific color to school on a designated
day. (The tallest student in the group should wear red, the second
etc.) Any students who are not in
the groups of seven can be a sun or cloud. Send a
letter home to inform the
parents of this exciting demonstration.
Students can color their designated
letter (copied on 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock) to
represent his/her place in the rainbow (i.e. R for red).
8. On day of the demonstration, review wavelength pictures. Then,
arrange students in order by the color of the rainbow. (The students
wearing red will be at the beginning and, of course, violet
will be last.) If a student does not wear his/her color on the designated
day, provide him or her with a piece of construction paper to represent
9. Using the demonstration, explain that red has the longest wavelength
of white light and violet has the shortest. Students will be
representing wavelength by height. (This is why the tallest student
is wearing red to represent the longest wavelength.)
the following discussion questions to aid in the activity:
color has the longest wavelength of light?
student represents the shortest wavelength of light?
color has the shortest wavelength of light?
your favorite color have a shorter or longer wavelength of light?