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Color Word Puzzle

Learning colors is one thing, but learning to read color words is a huge big step up for young learners. These Color Word Puzzles are fun for preschoolers, but the extra word challenge makes them appropriate for Kindergarten and First Grade children!

FREE Color Word Puzzles - these are such a fun way for kids to learn to spell and read color words. In color or black and white. Fun learning activity for prek, kindergarten, first grade (grade 1, 1st grade, homeschool)

Toddlers and preschoolers work on recognizing colors in their world and learning which colors are which. Kindergartners and grade 1 students work on learn color words and how to spell them.

But spelling color words can be super challenging! These super cute, free printable color word puzzle are a fun way for kids to practice building words letter by letter. Plus, they are self checking which makes them a fun, educational activity perfect for teachers to use in a classroom center, homeschoolers and parents to use for summer learning or supplementing their child’s learning at home.


Color Word Puzzles

Star by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new tab for you to save the freebie. Choose if you want to use the black and white version to save on printing costs or the pretty colorful version. Either way, you will love this low prep activity that helps kids practice spelling color words with these free color puzzles.
Color Word Puzzles

Color Words

If you choose the blackline version, I suggest starting by having students color the pages to get familiar with the words while strengthening fine motor skills at the same time. You can colour them with crayons, markers, colored pencils, or your favorite art supply.

  • 3 letter words: bay, jet, tan and red. (bay horse, jet sheep, tan kangaroo, and red crab)
  • 4 letter words: blue, gray/grey, gold and pink (blue jeans, gray elephant, gold money coins, pink flower)
  • 5 letter words: black, brown, green and white. (brown buffalo, green frog, black tire, white gull)
  • 6 letter words: orange, purple, silver and yellow (orange fish, yellow bus, silver coin, purple eggplant)

Bay and jet are less common colors that were included to round out a page of three letter words.

  • BAY: A bay horse has a coat that might be brown to brownish-red with a black mane and tail.
  • JET: Is generally interpreted as jet black – that is, as black as possible.
color words

Color Word Puzzles

Please note that in the printable color puzzles, both GRAY and GREY spelling versions are included. The GREY versions are at the end of the document so double check which pages you want before printing.

The pictures make these puzzles fairly easy to put together so much of a child’s focus can be directed towards the sounds. Encourage children to say the sounds as they put the puzzles together, with a finger pointing at each letter, when complete.

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Color Puzzles Printable

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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