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Marnie’s Spanish 101: Colors – Los Colores

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños

¡Hola! Did you know that children who are introduced to a second language show greater cognitive development in mental flexibility, creativity, reasoning, and problem-solving?  Studies show that kids who study a foreign language also score higher on tests in reading, math, and language arts. Here you will find great resources, book suggestions, activities and songs to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it! Let’s learn the colors in Spanish!

The Colors – Los Colores

Red – Rojo (rroh-hoh)

Blue – Azul (ah-sool)

Yellow – Amarillo (ah-mah-ree-yoh)

Green – Verde (behr-deh)

Black – Negro (neh-groh)

White – Blanco (blahn-koh)

Purple – Morado (moh-rah-doh)

Brown – Café (kah-feh)

Pink – Rosa (rroh-sah)

Gray – Gris (grees)

Orange – Anaranjado (ah-nah-rahn-hah-doh)

Now let’s learn a song to practice the words we’ve learned!

Coloring Page:

Here’s a great activity to practice remembering colors in Spanish. Print this COLORING PAGE and have fun connecting the Spanish words to the pictures!


Recommended titles available from Hoopla:

Hoopla has many language learning resources, as well as books, audiobooks and music to supplement your learning experience.

Colors / Colores by Brenda Ponnay
In this bilingual book for babies and toddlers, kids will enjoy learning their colors in Spanish with fun animal friends!

Colores / Sort It by Color by Emmett Alexander
Using familiar objects, beginning readers will recognize and learn to associate their colors in Spanish.

Colores Everywhere! by San Antonio Museum of Art
Filled with beautiful works of art, children will explore learning the colors in this bilingual book.

¡Me Gustan Los Colores! (I like colors!) By Hal Wright
This is a great Read-Along title that will also help kids learn the correct pronunciation of colors in Spanish.

My First Spanish Songs This album is filled with fun Spanish songs that will have your kids singing along in no time!

The following resources provided by the library contain lessons for children as well as for adults.  Check them out!

Transparent Language Online

Marnie is the Assistant Supervisor of the Austintown and Michael Kusalaba Libraries. Originally from Havana, Cuba, the library was an invaluable resource that supported her through every stage of her life.  It’s no surprise that she grew up to become a librarian and now gets to help patrons of all ages and walks of life.  When she’s not reading, she can be found trying new recipes, or going for long hikes.  Fortunately, both can be done while listening to an audiobook!


Marnie is the Austintown Unit Assistant Supervisor & Youth Services Team Leader. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in northeast Ohio where she loved going to the library so much that she knew it was the career for her. When she’s not reading whatever she can get her hands on, she can be found trying new recipes, going for a hike or enjoying a good movie.