Colours and Objects- Dice Games

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Beginner
Topic: Colours
Grammar Topic: Vocabulary
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 4th Sep 2017

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Colours and Objects- Dice Games
Instructions for teachers
Start with the just colours version. Students roll the dice once and:
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Run and touch a flashcard that colour in the classroom

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Touch something that colour in the classroom (e.g. the whiteboard or the curtains)

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Touch something that colour in their textbook, in a magazine or on a worksheet

Then do the same with the other worksheets with two rolls of the dice, this time:
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Touching that thing if it matches the two rolls of the dice, i.e. the thing is the colour that
came up

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Taking a back to front colouring pencil or felt-tip pen with the cap still on and pretending
to colour that thing that colour

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Racing to draw that thing in that colour

Students can then make their own tables to play the same game(s) with. 

If you are doing this to practice number word recognition/ reading and it gets too easy, you
can:
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Fold the card or cut off the figures so that only the number words can be seen

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Use the versions with mixed up numbers

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Cut  up  the  cards  into  rows  and  mix them  up between  each  throw of  the  dice  (so
students can’t just memorise where each number is without reading it each time)

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Cut off the number words and match them to different rows between each roll of the
dice

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Play the game with a dice that has number words written on each side instead of
figures

If the activity is too difficult for your class, you can let students refer to the colour words 
guide and/ or number words guide on the last page below. You can also make similar 
word guides with pictures for the classroom vocabulary etc. It might also help them to 
have an alphabet chart/ phonics chart on the table or wall to refer to. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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Colour Words Dice Games

Using one of the tables below, roll the dice and race to touch something that colour.
  

1

one

orange

2

two

pink

3

three

yellow

4

four

red

5

five

green

6

six

blue

1

one

white

2

two

purple

3

three

brown

4

four

black

5

five

grey

6

six

light green

4

four

white

5

five

purple

1

one

dark blue

6

six

green

2

two

red

3

three

yellow

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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Classroom Vocabulary Dice Games

Roll the dice twice and race to shout yes or no depending on if that thing is that colour or 
not, touch that thing if it is that colour and/ or pretend to colour it that colour if it isn’t 
already that colour. 

1

one

orange

table

2

two

pink

poster

3

three

yellow

eraser

4

four

red

book

5

five

green

CD player

6

six

blue

clock

1

one

white

bag

2

two

purple

carpet

3

three

brown

wall

4

four

black

door

5

five

grey

pen

6

six

light green

clock

4

four

white

map

5

five

purple

chair

1

one

dark blue

box

6

six

green

calendar

2

two

red

pencil

3

three

yellow

board pen

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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Clothes Vocabulary Dice Games

Roll the dice twice and race to shout yes or no depending on if that thing is that colour or 
not, touch that thing if it is that colour and/ or pretend to colour it that colour if it isn’t 
already that colour. 

1

one

orange

dress

2

two

pink

T shirt

3

three

yellow

button(s)

4

four

red

coat

5

five

green

hat

6

six

blue

socks

1

one

white

shirt

2

two

purple

skirt

3

three

brown

shorts

4

four

black

jacket

5

five

grey

sweater

6

six

pink

shoes

6

six

pink

sandals

4

four

purple

trousers

1

one

black

watch

3

three

blue

necklace

2

two

grey

ring

5

five

green

cardigan

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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Animal Vocabulary Dice Games

Roll the dice twice and race to shout yes or no depending on if that thing is that colour or 
not, touch that thing if it is that colour and/ or pretend to colour it that colour if it isn’t 
already that colour. 

1

one

orange

dog

2

two

white

cat

3

three

yellow

bird

4

four

red

rabbit

5

five

green

monkey

6

six

blue

frog

1

one

white

pig

2

two

purple

snake

3

three

brown

spider

4

four

black

elephant

5

five

grey

zebra

6

six

pink

octopus

4

four

yellow

cockroach

6

six

brown

bee

1

one

green

ladybird

2

two

black

grasshopper

3

three

red

mosquito

5

five

pink

dragonfly

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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Food & Kitchen Vocabulary Dice Games

Roll the dice twice and race to shout yes or no depending on if that thing is that colour or 
not, touch that thing if it is that colour and/ or pretend to colour it that colour if it isn’t 
already that colour. 

1

one

orange

apple

2

two

white

orange

3

three

yellow

banana

4

four

red

tomato

5

five

green

cake

6

six

brown

potato

1

one

white

strawberry

2

two

purple

egg

3

three

brown

ice cream

4

four

black

orange

5

five

orange

peach

6

six

pink

juice

2

two

orange

plate

3

three

white

fork

6

six

yellow

spoon

5

five

red

cup

1

one

green

jug

4

four

blue

lid

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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Blank Dice Game Tables

1

one

2

two

3

three

4

four

5

five

6

six

1

one

3

three

5

five

2

two

4

four

6

six

5

five

3

three

6

six

5

five

4

four

1

one

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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Colour Words Guide

In alphabetical order

black

blue

brown

green

grey

orange

pink

purple

red

white

yellow

dark blue

dark green

light blue

light green

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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Number Words Guide

In alphabetical order

five 

5

four 

4

one 

1

six 

6

three 

3

two 

2

In number word order

one 

1

two 

2

three 

3

four 

4

five 

5

six 

6

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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