Introducing Primary Colours To Infants

Introducing Primary Colours To Infants

This activity is designed to assist infants in developing their visual sense of colour and to practise colour matching. Remember to introduce only one colour at a time, allowing your child to grasp each colour before progressing. As they become confident, start adding a second and third colour to expand their understanding. The best way to encourage colour recognition is to consistently draw attention to the colour of everyday objects in your home. Point out and discuss the colours of items during daily activities to reinforce colour recognition naturally.

This consistent engagement with colours will help nurture your child’s observation skills and foster a deeper appreciation for the vibrant world of primary colours. Explore our range of home lessons and use the supplied printable resources to introduce primary colours to your child in a fun and educational manner!

Home Lesson One

  1. Take the primary colour cards and place them randomly on the floor
  2. Point and name the colours

Home Lesson Two

  1. Take one primary colour card and the matching colour group cards
  2. Describe the objects on the card “The hat is red”
  3. Continue with the cards as long as the infant is engaged

Home Lesson Three

  1. Collect objects of the same colour from around your home
  2. Isolate one colour
  3. Describe the object’s colour and place it next to the primary colour card using the name of the colour for each object
  4. For older children invite your child to match the object to the colour card

Home Lesson Four

  1. Use the matching cards to create two piles
  2. Lay out one pile of cards from left to right
  3. Using one card from the second pile scan the laid out cards from left to right
  4. When you find a match say “Match” and place the card below
  5. Invite your child to take a turn

Supplied Printables

  1. Primary Colour Cards
  2. Colour Group Cards
  3. Colour Matching Cards