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Matching Colours and Words with Fruits!

Updated: Oct 17


What is it

Fruits colour and word matching activity

  1. Fruits colour matching (Pg 1, 5 and 6)

  2. Fruits colour-word matching (Pg 2 - 6)


Teaching Objectives

  • Learn matching of colours

  • Learn colours of different fruits

  • Learn to read colour sight words

  • Increase expressive commenting


How to use

1) Fruits colour matching

  • Use pages 1, 5 and 6 with young children who are not learning to read yet

  • Cut out the fruits provided in the circles (with coloured background as a prompt)

  • Get your child to match the same-coloured fruit on the coloured mat provided on Pg 1

  • Articulate “red apple”, yellow banana” to your child whenever they match it accurately


3 levels of colour-word matching mats


2) Fruits colour-word matching

  • Use pages 2 - 6 for emergent readers

  • 3 levels of difficulty have been provided for differentiated learning (refer to pictures above!)

  • Start with the sheet your child is most successful with!

  • Prompt or ask your child to read the word before matching the corresponding coloured fruit

  • Encourage your child to comment “green pear”, “purple grapes” independently when picking up each fruit


Teaching tips

  • Take out real fruits from your refrigerator to compare and talk about colours!

  • Use fruits to do fruit stamping to reinforce the concept of colours

  • If your child is not able to expressively label the colour yet, practice his receptive language first by getting him to point to e.g. “red fruit” or “fruit that is purple”


Embed more learning opportunities

  • Receptive language: Give me the banana, get me something that is red

  • Expressive language: What colour is the strawberry?

  • General knowledge: Name me other fruits that are green, how does an apple taste? An apple is crunchy!



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