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Learn Colours - Colour Poem and Exercises for Kids

Last updated date: 27th Feb 2024
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Colour All Around Us - Learn Colours

Hey kids! Don’t you think we are lucky enough to live in a colourful world? The colour of the sky, the colour of the rainbow, the fruits, the leaves, and the flowers aren't all fascinating? But do you know the names of these colours? We are going to learn colour names here in this article. After this lesson, you will be able to identify as many colours around you and can paint your favourite picture with that colour.

What Are the Basic Colours?

Look at the colour wheel shown below. What colours can you identify? The ones that you couldn’t name, note down their names from the image. 

Colour Wheel

Colour Wheel 

Let us know the basic colours first. They are as follows:

  1. Red

  2. Orange

  3. Yellow

  4. Green

  5. Blue

  6. Indigo

  7. Violet

  8. Purple

  9. Pink

  10. Silver

  11. Gold

  12. Beige

  13. Brown

  14. Grey / Gray

  15. Black

  16. White

Primary and Secondary Colours

There are 3 primary colours which are Red, Yellow and Blue. These are called primary colours because you can mix them with other colours to form new colours. Orange, Purple or Violet and Green are considered secondary colours since they are obtained by mixing the primary colours.

Using Colours in Sentences

Read out the following colour sentences and see if you can form a few more on your own.

  1. My car is red in colour.

  2. The black cat lives in this lane.

  3. Yellow coloured flowers are beautiful.

  4. The sky is blue today. 

  5. She gifted me a pink sweater.


Please Note: The word colour has two spellings - one is ‘colour’ which is used in British English while another is ‘color’ used in American English


Different Shades of Colour 

Colours can be of different shades. There can be dark green, light green and even bright green. Suppose you are not sure of which colour it is but can guess it from its tone, then add a suffix -ish with it like -

Blackish, Yellowish, Orange-ish, Blueish. 

If you enjoyed learning about colours, why not guess them? In the following section, we have presented a set of 6 questions in which you need to choose the correct colour. 

Choose the Correct Colour Exercise 

1. The first colour in a rainbow is called:

  1. Red

  2. Orange

  3. Gold

Ans. Red

2. The colour of the healthy grassland is:

  1. Green

  2. Black

  3. Grey

Ans. Green

3. A very dark blue colour is called

  1. Pastel Blue

  2. Navy Blue

  3. Purple Blue 

Ans. Navy Blue

4. What is the colour of fresh snow?

  1. White

  2. Beige

  3. Green

Ans. White

5. A pale shade of grey is:

  1. White 

  2. Beige

  3. Silver

Ans. Beige

6. When you mix red and yellow you get:

  1. Brown

  2. Orange

  3. Grey 

Ans. Orange

Colour Poetry

Orange is a carrot

Yellow is a Pear

Green is the grass

Brown is the bear

Purple is the plum

Blue is the sky

Black is a witch’s hat

And red is the cherry pie

This poetry is interesting and will help the kids to understand the different colours related to different items. 


With all the colour discussion we had here, we hope now you know a lot more about colours. To find more colours, look around you and keep learning about them. Try to find out the different variants of the same type of colour; for example, green, blue, pink, brown, etc.

FAQs on Learn Colours - Colour Poem and Exercises for Kids

1. How many colours are present in the rainbow?

There are seven colours in a rainbow. They are as follows:

  1. Red

  2. Orange

  3. Yellow

  4. Green

  5. Blue

  6. Indigo

  7. Violet

2. What is the colour of the carrot in the poem?

The colour of the carrot is orange in the poem.

3. What are the most relaxing colours?

The most calming colours are considered to be blue, green and pink.