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Colour Board Game

The Colour game is a non-competitive game that encourages children to use colour words in your target language. The game connects with the 'Shell memory' learning experience in App 2: The Polyglots at the Beach.

Before you begin, print and cut out the game board, colour dice and crab tokens. Construct the dice.

How to play

  1. Place the coloured crab tokens on the matching crabs on the board.
  2. The children take turns to throw the colour dice and move the corresponding coloured crab along the board.
  3. Encourage children to say the colour words when the dice lands, and when they move the crabs.
  4. The game ends when one of the crabs reaches its shell.

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Description of board game:
Large, square grid with 30 individual squares - 6 squares down, 5 squares across.
The 6 squares down represent each different colour crab: 1 = blue, 2 = green, 3 = orange, 4 = pink, 5 = yellow, 6 = red
The 5 squares across represent one move along the board for that colour.
One move across the board is achieved by landing the dice on the associated colour.

Description of board game pieces:
Blue crab token, green crab token, orange crab token, pink crab token, yellow crab token and red crab token.
Cut-out of a cube to represent the dice - 6 sided with all the colours to play the game:
Blue side, green side, orange side, pink side, yellow side and red side.

Early Learning Languages Australia logo

ELLA is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and is managed by Education Services Australia. © 2019 Commonwealth of Australia, unless otherwise indicated. This material, other than Commonwealth trade marks in The Polyglots characters and The Polyglots logo, may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 licence, unless otherwise indicated.