A set of 20 animal and color matchup cards to use in a variety of ways.
Use this resource in the primary classroom when learning and reinforcing colors.
Print the cards on cardstock and cut them out. Then, use them in a variety of ways, including:
- as a reading center activity – students match the animal with its correct color, e.g. flamingo and pink.
- as a back-to-school icebreaker activity – give half of the students a color card and the other half of the students a matching animal card. Have students walk around and look for their match. Then, have them introduce their partner to the class. This is also a great pre-assessment at the beginning of the year to see who knows their colors.
- as a random partner generator – give half of the students a color card and the other half a matching animal card. When they find their match, they have their partner.
- as a memory game – using a small number of cards, lay them facedown in a grid. Students turn over two cards. If they match (color and animal) they keep the cards. If not, they flip them back over. This can be played individually, with a partner or small group, or as a whole class.