‘Color Monster’ Printables

If you are looking for some engaging and hands-on printables to make learning about colors and emotions so much more fun, you have come to the right place! ‘The Color Monster’ by Anna Llenas is a great book to help little learners make more sense of all those feelings they feel, by connecting them with a more concrete thing – colors.


Activity 1: Learning about different feelings and the colors associated with it printable.

Activity 2: Mixing primary colors to get secondary colors.

Feeling Jars

Color Monster Worksheet

Color Recognition is an important concept to master in the younger learning years. Children at this age are still in the process of putting words to the different things they see around them. And everything they see has color! Everything they feel is still a bit difficult to express though, and these two activities will help them to realize that they are not the only ones that are a little confused. A certain monster needs their help!

What you need:

  • Coloring pencils, markers or crayons
  • Feeling Jars Printable Worksheets


Talk about feelings and what the kids associate with these. Ask them what color they see when they feel happy etc. Then explain to them that this confused color monster has decided to make his feelings certain colors to make it easier for him to understand. He needs help from them to remember all these colors. So if they could color all the emotions and the colors on the jars the same color as in the story, he would be a very happy monster!

Color Mixing

Experimenting with and mixing paint is such a fun and concrete way for the little thinkers to learn about primary and secondary colors.

What you need:

  • Red, blue and yellow paint (poster paint or watercolor)
  • Confused Monster Worksheets
  • Paint brushes
  • Trays to mix the paint in
  • Water and paper towels


Explain to the children that the color monster is a bit confused. He has only 3 colors, which are red, blue and yellow, but he needs orange, purple and green to try and make sense of all those other feelings he feels. What should he do?

Ask the children to mix two colors at a time and see which color they get. If they get orange, they can complete the Color Monster Printables and so on.

Color Monster Extension Activities
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I hope you and the children have as much fun as possible with these printables!

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