Preschool Spanish Lesson 6: Los colores

Inside: A preschool lesson on the colors in Spanish for kids, through comprehensible stories, songs, and input.

Lesson 6 Goals: I can recognize some colors.

Target Structuresme gusta, no me gusta, te gusta (repeated from last week), los colores, pinta

Note: You may want to teach just four colors one week, or all at once. The online songs, books, etc. teach all the colors together, but doing activities with all the colors at once may be overwhelming at first.

Click to see my outline of Preschool Spanish Lessons for Los pollitos dicen. (Each lesson provides enough material for multiple classes.)

Review: Sings the songs learned so far, ¿Cómo te llamas? ball chant, Los animales Bingo, La comida Bingo.

Movement/brain breaks: Stretch with our movement words: levántate, siéntate, manos arriba, and manos abajo, corre and salta, Duck, Duck, Goose in Spanish, or ¡Salta, salta!



Introduce the colors with the song to the tune of Frere Jacques. (You may just want to teach the first four colors to begin.)


Play ¡Salta, salta! Scatter large cardstock circles on the floor. You can use whatever materials you have– paper, flexible plastic discs, etc. Just make sure you have lots! Call a color- ¡Salta en rojo!- and the students find the color and jump onto it. Start with 2-3 colors, and slowly add in more (over several weeks, perhaps).

If you have a big group of kids and that might get crazy, have the kids sit in a circle and give them a color card (or sit on colored circles). Call out a color, and the kids with that color get up, walk to the middle, and find a new seat. Their job is to listen for their color and then switch seats when you call it out. (If they end up back in their own seat it’s fine too, and if it’s a wiggly group, the kids in middle have to do an action– jump or run in place, then sit.)


Do some art! Give directions for what colors to use and when.


Do a graph activity, similar to lesson 4. Let everyone vote a favorite color and graph their choices. Remember that you can get in a ton on input with me gusta this way: ¿Te gusta rojo, o amarillo, o verde? Te gusta el verde? ¡Muy bien! Niños, ¿a Emma le gusta rojo? No, a Emma le gusta verde.


Read El patito que le gusta pintar. Let the students guess the colors as you tell the story, and stop to ask questions and check for understanding as needed. 


Colors song with lots of repetitions:

Sweet colors song that mentions animals, foods and objects (even el pollito!):

¿Qué color es la fresa? (Uses the phrases ¿Qué color es…?):

Learn the colors with Peppa Pig:


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  1. Mama this is exactly what I was looking for you nailed it thank you so much!!!

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