Practice color recognition and learn more about colors with these interactive books and activities. These books are all fun on their own. But, the additional activities add to the experience.
I love books that encourage participation from the kids, which is why I love interactive children’s books!
Interactive Books and Activities about Colors
What do the colors blue and red make when mixed together? What about blue and yellow? Learn all about colors with these fun interactive books and activities.
Interactive Books about Colors
Mix it Up! by Hervé Tullet (ages 3-5)
This is a great book to use when working on color recognition as it’s full of fun learning activities.
Kids will have so much fun tapping, counting, and “mixing colors” within this book they won’t even realize they are learning.
Blue and yellow make green. Blue and red make purple. Red and yellow make orange. What happens when they add white to the colors? What happens when they add black to the colors?
The Game of Red, Yellow, and Blue by Hervé Tullet (ages 3-6)
This book is a great follow-up to Mix It Up! by Hervé Tullet.
Can you guess which colors are the parents of purple, orange, and green are before turning the page? Can you recognize the circle, square, and triangle shapes?
White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker (ages 3-6)
This book isn’t necessarily considered an interactive book, but it is still one of my favorite books about colors. Easily turn it into an activity to learn colors.
Follow white rabbit as she jumps into three different tubs filled with paint. What happens when she jumps into the yellow tub and then the red tub? She turns orange! After a shower, she is ready to jump into red and blue. What color will she be then? Purple! After another shower, she jumps into the blue and yellow tubs to turn…green.
Some questions to consider while reading this: Why do you think she takes a shower? Would she have still turned orange (or purple or green) if she hadn’t been a white rabbit to begin with? What color will she be at the end when the shower no longer works and she has jumped into all three tubs?
Activities to Learn Colors
- Use some food coloring to mix your own colors in milk with this color changing milk experiment for kids.
- Practice color recognition with this squishy color sorting sensory bag.
- Toddlers can even practice sorting colors with this color button activity.
- Splash in some water while mixing some colors with this colored water transfer play.
- Shake, mix, and splash with this colorful water play experiment.
- See what happens when light shines through colors with this mixing colors on the window activity.
- Learn about the different shades of colors with this paint swatch color activity.
- Mix up some colors with a chemical reaction with this baking soda and vingear experiment.
- Use some q-tips to mix colors with this easy q-tip paitning.
What is your favorite book to learn about colors?