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Download Colors ESL Lesson, Games and Activities

Happy Everyday English Theme 2: Colors

No Prep Colors ESL Lesson for Kids and Teachers

In this lesson software, your English students learn and practice 8 different colors.  This lesson has over 20 different no prep ESL games and practice activities that you can choose from when teaching.  It includes a new word introduction and a lesson presentation.

This fun and easy to play lesson software has so much content in it that you can actually use it across multiple lessons and even use it during an online class.


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ESL Colors Lesson Content

Keywords: blue, red, yellow, green,

                    orange, pink, purple, brown

Sample Sentences

  • It's blue.

  • It's a blue fish.

  • What color is it?

  • Is it blue?

  • I like blue. 

  • I don't like blue.

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Lesson Plan Procedures and Tips

Although you can simply start this lesson up and teach it without much prep, here's a sample lesson plan you can use to have a blast in your class using just this lesson software.  To add more to your lesson tho, I recommend downloading the provided flashcards and adding some flashcard games to the class.  It's not necessary but it helps add even more fun to your class by getting students moving around more.

New Content Teaching

1. Lesson Introduction and Pre-Teaching

Start the lesson by using the new words section of the lesson software.  You can reveal the colors one by one to your students or have them choose a picture to reveal in a more discovery based learning process.

When a color picture has been revealed, press it to focus on that picture.  Teach students the new word and navigate back to the new word screen.  When returning here, allow students to say all of the colors that they have learned so far.  After all 8 words have been learned, go to the Listen and Touch activity.

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2. Colors Listen and Touch (Practice Activity)

In this reinforcement activity, you say a color and a student should touch that color on the board.  When they touch it, they should say the color.  Do this several times at the pace your students can handle. 

3. Blast Off (Practice Activity)

Blast Off can be found in the Practice section of the software.

In Blast Off, touch a color and it will start flashing.  Say a yes or a no sentence or question about the color that your students would understand.  If the answer the question is YES, they jump.  If it is NO, they sit down.

Here are some example sentences & questions you might use (depending on student level):

  • Is it blue?

  • It is blue.

  • My shirt is blue.

  • The sun is not blue.

  • I like blue.  (In this case, students that like blue can stand and the ones that don't can sit).

To make the activity even more fun, you can rapidly ask questions and students can jump and sit pretty fast.

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4. Even More Practice! (Optional)

At this point, you have a lot of different practice activities to choose from.  Here are some suggestions:

  • Color Animals (practice):  If your students have already learned the animals from the animal lesson (on this page here) you can use this activity.  Say an animal and a color and have students make that animal on the screen.  They should talk about it.  "It's a blue fish".

  • Likes (practice): Have students drag the colors they like to the heart and talk about what they like.  "I like blue and red."

  • Mixing Colors (practice): You can use the two circles on this screen to mix colors.  Change the color of the circles and ask students what these two colors make.  You can then drag one circle onto the other to check their answer.  Alternatively, you can use this opportunity to teach them the the combinations if they don't know them.

  • Flashcard Games: This can also a great time to play some flashcard games.

5. Lesson Presentation

The lesson presentation helps to practice the new colors vocabulary in context.  The context of this lesson set builds on the previous content Animals (download that lesson here).

Some tips about lesson presentation:

  • Talk about the pictures first.  "What animal is it?" "What do you see?" "What color is it?"  Guide students to talk about the pictures and use whatever related content you've learned in the past to talk about these animals in the picture.  Don't dwell too long and make sure to talk about the colors.

  • If your students can read,  guide your students together using your finger.

  • If students can't ready, instruct them to listen as you read.  They can repeat after you.  Do this a few times.

  • After reading, ask a follow up question such as "What is green?" "What color is the bird?"

  • Repeat the above steps for all pages until you reach the final page.

  • Final Page: Students identify the colors and should be encouraged to talk about which ones they like.  When they do so, you can ask them for things that they know that are that color.

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6. Games Games Games

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Now that students are more familiar with the new content, let's play some games!  You can navigate to the games section of the software and choose the games you think your students would enjoy.  There are so many to choose from!

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7. Wind Down and Review

Depending on the time left, it's time to wind down the lesson, review, and award points/rewards/etc.  Here are a couple options you have:

  • Flashcard review: Hold up flashcards and have students shout the names.  Ask some students if they like the color or not.  You may also ask what animal is this color.  Do so for all of the learned colors from today's lesson.

  • Use the Review section of the software.  Touch a picture and talk about it.

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Final Thoughts

There you have it!  A very chill and fun colors ESL lesson plan.  If you've followed this plan, you should still have plenty of content left for an additional lesson using this lesson software. 

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