Creating A Colour Table

This can be a fun way for children over the age of three to explore and learn the colours through a group display. The display can be change weekly for example to show a different colour.

You will need:

  • Material in your chosen colour
  • Name of the colours printed onto paper
  • Colour flash cards


During circle time with the children use the flash cards to help the children learn their colours. Tell the children the colour for the display table this week, for example red. Move a table against a wall and place the red material over the table top. Next stick the red flash card and the word red, printed in red ink on the wall above the table.

The children can now look around the room to find red objects to place onto the table to create their own red display. At the beginning of each week this activity can be done again each time displaying a different colour.

You might also want to incorporate healthy eating into this display as a separate activity, and display red fruits or vegetables on the red table for example.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Mathematical development
  • Language, Literacy and Communication skills


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