Lesson plan

All About Red

Use this lesson to show your students all of the red items around us. Your students will have a great time using red paint to create fingerprints on a class poster board!
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Students will be able to identify words that rhyme with red. Students will be able to identify various objects that are red.

(5 minutes)
  • Tell your students that today they will be learning about the color red.
  • Ask your students if they can name any objects that are red.
(30 minutes)
  • Go around the class and ask your students to name an object that is red.
  • List the words, along with a drawing, on the board.
(20 minutes)
  • Ask your students to color the pictures and trace the words on The Color Red worksheet.
  • Set the timer to ten minutes.
  • After the timer goes off, have your students cut the pictures along the dotted lines.
  • Go around the class to staple the books together for your students.
(20 minutes)
  • Ask your students to complete the What Rhymes With Red? worksheet.
  • Ask your students to use the words and illustrations on the board to help them.
  • Enrichment: Ask your students to write five sentences using the word "red."
  • Support: Take your students around the class in a line. Have them point and touch red objects. Tell them the name of the object. Have them repeat it.
(10 minutes)
  • Ask your students to draw and write the names of any two objects that are red.
(20 minutes)
  • Get a poster board and a bucket of red paint.
  • Have the students come up one at a time and put their hands in the paint.
  • After that, ask your students to put their hands on the poster board for five seconds.
  • Ask each student to wash their hands with soap and water after putting their hand prints on the board.
  • Ask your students to wipe their hands using paper towel.

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