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Foreign Languages - K

Exploring Colors Around the World

Title: Exploring Colors Around the World

Compliance: Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten

Subject: Foreign Languages

Summary: Engage kindergarteners in a fun and interactive activity to learn about colors in different languages and cultures.

Topic: Colors in Different Languages

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the names of colors in different languages
  • Understand that colors can be expressed differently in various cultures
  • Can identify and match colors in different languages


This activity will be conducted in a group setting to encourage collaboration and interaction among students. It will involve a combination of visual aids, hands-on activities, and technology.


  • Color flashcards with words in different languages
  • World map or globe
  • Art supplies (colored pencils, markers, crayons, etc.)
  • Smartboard or projector
  • Internet access


1. Begin by gathering the students in a circle and show them a world map or globe. Explain that people around the world speak different languages and have different cultures.

2. Introduce the concept of colors in different languages. Show the students color flashcards with words written in different languages (e.g., red in English, rojo in Spanish, rouge in French).

3. Engage the students in a discussion about the colors they see on the flashcards. Ask questions like:

- Can you find the color red on the map? Point to the countries where red is spoken.

- What other colors do you know in different languages?

4. Distribute art supplies to each student and ask them to choose a color from the flashcards. Instruct them to draw something that represents that color.

5. After the students finish their drawings, gather them together and ask each student to share their artwork. Encourage them to use the color word in the language they chose.

6. Use a smartboard or projector to display a website or app that allows students to hear and practice pronouncing colors in different languages. Guide them through the interactive activity, ensuring they repeat the words aloud.


1. Color Matching Game: Prepare a set of color flashcards with words in different languages. Scatter the flashcards on the floor and ask the students to match the color flashcard with the corresponding word flashcard.

2. Language Relay: Divide the students into two teams. Each team will have a set of color flashcards. One student from each team will run to the flashcards, pick a color flashcard, and say the color word in the language written on the card. The team that finishes first wins.

3. Cultural Collage: Provide magazines or printouts with pictures of different cultures. Ask the students to cut out pictures of objects or clothing that represent different colors. Help them create a collage by gluing the pictures onto a large sheet of paper.


Assess the students' learning through the following activities:

- Observe their participation and engagement during the discussions and hands-on activities.

- Evaluate their ability to match colors with the corresponding words in different languages during the color matching game.

- Assess their pronunciation and understanding of color words in different languages during the language relay activity.

- Review their cultural collages to ensure they have included a variety of colors and objects from different cultures.

By the end of the activity, students should have a basic understanding of colors in different languages and cultures. They should be able to identify and match colors in different languages and appreciate the diversity of languages and cultures around the world.

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Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten

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