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Color Posters: A Kindergarten Collage of Color

written by: ARobin•edited by: Laurie Patsalides•updated: 9/22/2008

Teaching colors to kindergarteners can be done in so many ways. With this project, each child is given a poster board cut out of a particular color and should be instructed to find things of that color to glue on to the collage. This is a project that can be done at home or in the classroom.

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    Instructions to Create Color Posters

    Poster board in a variety of colors (It will not matter if more than one child is given the same color, just be sure that their cut out object differs)

    Here are some cut out ideas:

    Blue: cut out a shape of pants, a blueberry, a blue crayon

    Red: cut out the shape of a strawberry, a stop sign, a red crayon

    Green: cut out the shape of blades of grass, a shirt, a green crayon (To create blades of grass, cut out a rectangle piece of poster board, then make uneven cuts across from the top of the rectangle to midway to the bottom. The cuts into the poster board will fringe on their own, creating the look of blades of grass.)

    Yellow: cut out the shape of the sun, a light bulb, a yellow crayon

    Purple: cut out shapes of a grape bunch, a flower, a purple crayon

    White: cut out shapes of a cloud, a shirt, a pillow, a white crayon

    Black: cut out shapes of a camera, a cooking pot, a car, a black crayon

    Brown: cut out shapes of a tree (without leaves), sandcastle, boot, a brown crayon

    Pink: cut out shaped of a dress, a ball a pink crayon

    * Find a reproducible picture of each object. Copy it on to a copier-safe projector sheet, and transfer the picture of the item on to the piece of cardboard by using the projector. Enlarge to a size big enough to accommodate the items collected for the collage.

    Extend the activity: Have students write the color word on their poster.

    Display: Make a large bear. Just blow up a bear pattern with the overhead projector or on a poster maker. Have the bear pulling a train. Above each railroad car, place the color posters. Railroad cars can also be enlarged using a poster maker or overhead projector. Make a creative title for the display, like "We are Riding the Color Express" or something similar. This looks great underneath a bulletin board or along the baseboard in the hallway. This can also be used as an art project for a train theme.