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 Lanternfish Cards:

If you would like to see more flashcards for children's ESL classes, check out the gallery.  For ideas, on how to use them check out the cards introduction page.

 

The Lesson Plan Archive

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Shapes, Numbers and Colors Flashcards:

 

These cards can be used to teach 10 basic shapes and ten basic colors. As well, these cards can be used to demonstrate adjective order in English. The images in the cards are shapes modified by two or three adjectives, depending on what the teach wants to emphasize.

 

Case 1: Number, Color, Shape

One red circle.

Two green diamonds.

Four yellow moons

 

Case 2: Number, Size, Color Shape

All of the shapes come in two size, big or little (1-5 big, 6-10 little):

One big red circle.

Two big green diamonds.

Six little brown rectangle

 

There is also a second version of the cards for students with some form of color blindness. The second version of the cards has the colors written in the bottom corners. I always keep a color blind version handy because color blindness is very common.

 

This game plays like fish. The teacher should print off two copies of each card and glue them onto a poster board backing (and possibly laminate for longevity).

 

Students sit in groups of three to five and play fish:

 

S1: Do you have two little green diamonds?

 

S2: Yes, I do. Here you are.

 

                OR

 

      No, I don't. Go fish.

 

Another game you can play is 'matching threes'. There are three of each shape, color and number in the deck. Each student gets three cards. They take turns choosing a card from the deck and then throwing and discarding a card. The next student can either pick up the discard or take a new card from the deck. The students can win by either picking up three of the same number, three of the same color or three of the same shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sample shape, color, number flashcard.

Shape Color Cards 1

Shape Color Cards 2

Shape Color Cards 3

Shape Color Cards 4

Shape Color Cards 5

Shape Color Cards 6

Shape Color Cards 7

Shape Color Cards 8

 

Color Blind Version with Colors Spelled Out:

Shape Color Cards 1

Shape Color Cards 2

Shape Color Cards 3

Shape Color Cards 4

Shape Color Cards 5

Shape Color Cards 6

Shape Color Cards 7

Shape Color Cards 8

 

Also check out the collection of the shapes worksheets and color worksheets.

 

Also see the Shapes and Colors Bingo.