Red Color Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids


You have come to the right place if you are looking for fun, engaging and exciting Red color activities to do with toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Our activities are used by teachers, moms, dads, child care providers and more!

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Red Color Arts and Crafts

Cherry Red
Make cherry trees, draw a tree outline and let the children either use their fingertip to add red cherries or use small circles made from a hole punch.

Strawberry Puzzle
Cut out and laminate 5 or 6 strawberry shapes from red paper. Cut each into 2 piece puzzles using different curves and angles. Invite the children to put together the red strawberry halves.

Red Paint
Place various shade of red paint at the easels.

Red Collage
Glue a red thing collage on red paper, of course. Invite children to bring red things from home to glue on to a red collage. You’ll need to have some things available too like, red fabric scraps, red yarn, red buttons, red paper, red tissue paper, red cotton balls, red milk jug caps, red confetti.


Red Color Games and Activities

Wear Red Day
Wear as much red as possible, and get some theatrical makeup and paint everyone’s face red after rest time.

99 Red Luff Balloons Dance
Everyone takes home a red balloon and dance to “99 Red Luff Balloons” a song from the 80’s for all you young kids!

Take a red walk around the school and look for red things.
Do you have the story about the Star in the Apple ? It is good to use and later you can make apple star prints.

Read about Clifford The Big Red Dog. Have a large poster-sized Clifford that the children color red by tearing red pieces of construction paper and gluing onto him.

Apple Order
Bring in red apples and let the children place them in order from smallest to largest.

Red Things
Have the children assist you in making a RED thing list (words and/or drawings) on easel sized paper, such as ladybugs, apples, cherries, shirts, socks, etc. Hang it on the wall and add to it as they come up with other ideas. You may end up needing LOTS of pieces of paper as their imaginations go wild with RED!!


Red Color Recipes and Snacks

Apple Smiles
Take 2 slices from a red apple & spread peanut butter on each slice. Put miniature marshmallows on top of the peanut butter in a row near the skin side of the slice. Place the other slice on top with skin side showing, & you have an apple smile snack.

Here’s My Heart
Heart shaped PB& red jelly sandwiches for lunch.

Red Taste Test
Buy some strawberries, raspberries, cherries, several types of red apples, and any other red fruit readily available. Then have a “taste test” and make a large graph of the children’s favorite red fruits.


Red Color Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

I’m A Big Red Tomato
I’m a big red tomato
Growing on a vine,
A big red tomato
Looking oh, so fine.
Now you can make good things with me-
Soup, juice, pizza, to name just three.
I’m a big red tomato
Growing on a vine.
Grow, grow, grow.

Lady Bug
Lady bug, Ladybug, Fly away home!
You house is on fire, your children are gone.
All but one, and her name is Ann,
And she crept under the frying fan.

Little Gray Mousie
(Tune: Short’nin Bread”)
Little gray mousie loves strawberry, strawberry.
Little gray mousie sees one that’s ripe.
Little gray mousie loves strawberry, strawberry.
Little gray mousie has quite a fright.

Little gray mousie loves strawberry, strawberry.
Little gray mousie gives half to me.
Little gray mousie loves strawberry, strawberry.
Little gray mousie rests dreamily.

(Tune: Someone’s in the Kitchen with Dinah)
Red is the color of Apples.
Red is the color of Cherries, too.
Red is the color of a fire truck.
I like red don’t you?

(Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
That spells red
That spells red
Apples are that color
Strawberries are that color
(have the children substitute other things for apples and strawberries and sing again and again and again!)




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