Are you working on teaching colors? These 21 best books about colors can help! I’ve used these books again and again in my autism center, with families in their homes and in special needs classrooms. Pair these books with my selection of videos to learn colors on YouTube.
21 Best Books about colors for kids with autism
If you are looking for autism activities that teach colors, you will love this selection of books for your home, classroom or practice.
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This book is very visual, making it perfect for autistic learners. The top half of the page features the color and the bottom half of the page features the image. Just ask your child or student to identify the color of each object or animal as you turn the pages.
I love Eric Carle’s beautifully colourful collages. This book is perfect for working on a variety of colors and a variety of animals, such a yellow duck, a blue horse, a brown bear, a green frog and a purple cat.
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse By Eric Carle
This classic children’s board book features a collection of animals in surprising colors, such as an orange elephant, a purple fox and a red crocodile!
This big, bold and brightly cheerful book is the perfect tool to help little ones learn their colors.
The perfect story for train lovers! As the train travels through nighttime landscape, the reader is introduced to pops of beautiful colors, until the train arrives and the reader discovers full color in daylight.
Follow the story of a young girl as she finds a rainbow of colors in her every day life.
This simple story about bunnies finding different colors is a delight for young children and a great way to teach the colors.
This is a mess-free way to mix colors and teach your child or students about what happens when you mix different colors.
Baby bear sets out with his mama to learn about the world! From morning until night, he goes on a variety of adventures and learns about the different colors along the way.
This book helps children understand how to plant bulbs and seeds and nurture little plants to grow, while also being the perfect tool to discuss a wide variety of colors.
A heart warming story about finding your place in the world! The chameleon meets a pink pig, a grey elephant, yellow lemons and purple heather in the fields… Then one day he has the idea to remain on a green leaf so that he can stay green forever. A touching story that creates the perfect opportunity to teach your child or students the different colors.
Explore the colors with the Bear in this fabulous picture book.
Journey with the black bird and his little worm friend past orange leaves, green grass, onto grey rocks and under pink flowers…
This whimsical little board book is the perfect tool for talking about colors with your little learner in a fun and silly way!
This darling little book introduces the reader to the concept of mixing colors to create other colors.
Introduce your little readers to colors while also learning about the Indian festival of colors. The gorgeous illustrations will captivate your little learners and bring them into the story.
Explore the world and learn about the colors! This collection of indestructible books is also perfect for kids with autism, and very young children, who may be hard on traditional books because they are rip proof and waterproof.
The bright colors and clear text are perfect for working on colors and also the writing of each word ‘”red”, “yellow”, “green”, etc.).
Follow the sweet pup in this story as he comes in contact with lots of different colors.
Learn about colors with these delightfully, wiggly monsters.
If teaching colors is on your list of goals, then you will love this selection of books that making learning colors easy and fun.
More Activities to Teach Colors
- Light Table Activities
- Train Sponge Painting Activity
- Autism Workbooks
- Free Printable Color Matching Task Cards
- Winter Play Dough Mats
- Sensory Activities for Autistic Children
- Shape Sensory Bin
More Autism Learning Resources
- The Successful Interaction with a Child with Autism Course – learn to better understand your autistic child or students with this complete course.
- Autism Activities Workbook Bundle – build communication skills, fine motor skills, sensory play skills and daily living skills, while helping your child or students to successfully manage any difficult behaviors, with these fun, educational, printable activities.
- Sensory Communication Workbook – Build communication skills with simple sensory activities.
- How to Make a Communication Binder Guide & Workbook – Learn how to create a Communication Binder for your child or student with autism using real photos. Follow my expert guide to learn how to use it to increase communication skills.
- Zoo Animals Play Dough Mats Bundle – use these printable play dough mat to work on the names of the animals, build language skills, and increase fine motor strength and precision in a fun, sensory way!
Books About Colors
I hope you enjoy this selection of books about colors to help your little ones learn about all of the colors of the rainbow.
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