A few months ago, I created a set of six color words worksheets to help children practice matching color words to pictures containing that color. Apparently six worksheets was not enough because many, many, MANY friendly parents, teachers and nannies emailed me asking for more color worksheets.
So, to help your little ones learn the color words and get more practice associating color words with the colors they represent, I created a new set of advanced color words worksheets that will challenge your child even further.
These color words worksheets focus on the basic 11 colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, black, gray, and white. Unlike the beginning color words worksheets, all color words on these advanced worksheets are printed in black so your child cannot use the color of the word as a clue in figuring out what color word it says. Also, unlike both the beginning and intermediate worksheets, each color featured on an advanced color words worksheet does not have only one matching picture. Instead, some color words may have two pictures that contain the matching color while other color words may have one, three, or no pictures that contain the matching color.
After cutting out the ten pictures at the bottom of your page, your child can complete the worksheet in one of three ways.
First, you can ask your child to read only one of the color words at the top of the worksheet and then review the cut-out pictures to find a picture that contains the selected color. In trying to read the color word, if your child does not already have the color words in his sight word vocabulary, remind your child to focus on the first letter of the word as a clue in sounding out the entire word.
Second, you can ask your child to select one picture at a time and identify the dominant color in the picture. Then your child will need to review all four color words printed on the page to determine which color word says the name of the color he already identified in the picture. Once your child has identified the correct color word, he can put the picture in the appropriate row, and then select another picture.
Lastly, you can ask your child to first sort all of the pictures into different groups based on the dominant color in each picture. Once the pictures are sorted based on color, your child can paste an entire group of pictures in the row that corresponds with the matching color word.
Consider challenging your older child to first sort all the pictures whereas a younger child may need to first read a color word and then identify one picture that contains the selected color.