7 Show & Tell Ideas for Kids (Color Red)

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Children love to talk about their favorite colors.

Your child’s teacher may choose a color-themed Show and Tell day because it’s a simple topic for children to present something on. and it’s one of the easiest topics to come up with ideas for. 

It’s especially a great icebreaker for a more shy child to open up and share something with their classmates, which is why Show and Tell can be great for speaking practice. 

But if you’re struggling to come up with red Show and Tell ideas to get your child ready for the big day, we’ve got you covered!

Here are some fun and easy Show and Tell ideas for the color red:

  1. Favorite Red Toy
  2. Favorite Red Food
  3. Red-colored Craft
  4. Red Clothes
  5. Red School Supplies
  6. Favorite Red Flower
  7. Favorite Red Cartoon

Let’s take a look at each idea and how your kid can present it to the class.


Favorite Red Toy

One of the easiest things you can do is to find a red-colored toy that your child can take to Show and Tell day.

Maybe it’s a:

  • red car
  • a firetruck
  • a red stuffed ladybug
  • or a doll with red clothes.

These are just a few ideas of red toys your child might have.

To prepare for Show and Tell day, have a conversation with your child about the toy.

What do they like about the toy? Who gave it to them? Where has it been with them?

These and other topics are all fair game for talking about on Show and Tell day.


Favorite Red Food

Lots of yummy foods are red!

Your child likely can think of a red-colored food that they love.

Brainstorm together a list of red foods, then ask your child to pick one or two to take to class and talk about.

A few examples include:

  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • tomatoes
  • peppers
  • spaghetti (sauce)
  • salsa
  • pepperoni
  • chili
  • tomato soup
  • and apples.

Don’t forget that there are a lot of red-colored candies out there, too!

When it’s presentation time, your child can talk about why they like the food, what it tastes like, and if it’s a fresh food, how they best like it prepared.

If the teacher allows it, bring the food to class — or your child can simply bring a picture or drawing of their favorite red food.


Red-colored Craft

Does your child like to get crafty?

Here’s a fun Show and Tell idea for them: find a red-colored craft for them to do.

A quick internet search will provide you with tons of ideas, but here’s a short list to give you some inspiration:

  • Red paper butterfly
  • Paper or felt ladybug
  • A painted red crab
  • Stamping with red paint
  • Red finger painting
  • Red collage from magazine clippings

In class, your child can show their classmates the work of art and talk about the process of making the craft and why they chose it.


Red Clothes

For an incredibly easy Show and Tell day, just grab any red piece of clothing in the house and let your child make an all-red outfit out of the pile.

Or, if time and finances allow, you could make a trip to the thrift store and find all sorts of cheap, red clothes there. 

Their outfit could look silly, or it could look glamorous.

Go wild with red shoes, accessories, scarves, hats, gloves, and socks.

During the presentation, your child can talk about each item of clothing and where it came from (or who it belongs to, if not them).


Red School Supplies

For this idea, check around your child’s craft and school supplies.

You can do this together and collect all the red things.

You may find:

  • red markers
  • pencils
  • crayons
  • scissors
  • pencil cases
  • notebooks
  • and lunch boxes.

Make it a game and see how many red things your child can find.

They can either take the red collection to class or take a picture to take to class if it’s too many things.

Your child can tell the class where they found all their red things and the whole class can even count the red things together. 


Favorite Red Flower

Whether you have a flower garden or not, you could still go on a flower-spotting outing with your child to the local park or botanical garden.

The task is simple: find one or more red flowers that you like.

You should be able to find red flowers like:

  • Roses
  • Lilies
  • Azaleas
  • Petunias
  • And hydrangeas

… without too much trouble.

When it’s your garden or a person’s garden that you know, you can pick the favorite red flowers to bring to class.

Otherwise, take a camera and take pictures of your favorite red flowers.

Either print them out or show them in a slideshow to the class. For more things to talk about, find out some fun facts about that flower and share with the class.


Favorite Red Cartoon

From Lightning McQueen to Clifford the Big Red Dog, your child will certainly be able to think of some red-colored cartoon that they like.

Other examples are:

  • Blossom from the Powder Puff Girls
  • Sebastian from The Little Mermaid
  • and MuShu the red dragon from Mulan.

For Show and Tell, your child can either draw that cartoon, show a book that has that cartoon, or play a short clip from the show or movie that the cartoon is from.

Your child can talk about what that character is like and why they enjoy watching them.


Wrapping Up

Remember that Show and Tell is not just a nuisance or something to dread, it’s real-life public speaking practice that helps your kid develop confidence and other crucial skills.

Through Show and Tell, especially a color-themed Show and Tell, your child will learn that speaking in front of people can be fun and engaging. 

Hopefully you found some helpful ideas on the list above — if not, just use it as a jumping off point to continue your search!

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Hope this helps!

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