Black is such an attractive colour. This colour is often associated with luxurious and expensive products. When we ask children to name things that are black in colour, they naturally and unfailingly point their fingers towards the night sky. Therefore, it is important that we teach our kids about common things that are naturally or artificially black in colour.
Below, we have made a list of things that are black. This list includes as many categories of things we could think of as possible, such as gemstones, fruits, animals, etc. Let’s teach children about these black items.
List Of Some Common Black Things For Kids
Let’s take a look at some black colour things for kids.
1. Black Sapphire
Black sapphire, also famous as ‘natural star sapphire’, is a type of corundum. The black sapphire is usually cut into a dome shape to show a star feature. The gemstones are considered low-grade because they are available in abundant and mined in large quantities, contributing to their low price.
2. Black Sand
A type of sand which is black in colour is known as black sand. Generally, black sand is a heavy, glossy, partly magnetic mixture of fine sands containing minerals such as magnetite. Kovalam Beach, Kerala, is an example of a black sand beach in India.
Charcoal is a lightweight black carbon residue that is produced when the wood is strongly heated in very little oxygen to remove all water and volatile constituents. Charcoal is used in things, like barbecues to bonfires, although its use has been declining due to environmental reasons.
Coal is a brownish-black natural combustible sedimentary rock which is formed when plant matters decay into peat and is converted into coal by the heat and pressure of deep burial over millions and millions of years.
5. Black Hair
Black is by far the darkest and most common of all human hair colours in the world. It’s estimated that between 75% – 85% of the people in the world have black hair.
6. Black Rice
Black rice is also known as purple rice or forbidden rice. There are wide varieties of black rice available today. Eating black rice can boost your heart health and overall fitness.
7. Black Beans
Black beans are a small, shiny variety of the common bean, popular in Latin American cuisine, but they can also be found in the Cajun and Creole cuisines of south Louisiana. These beans are also known as turtle beans and are high in protein and fibre content. Black beans also contain several other key vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for humans.
8. Black Pepper
Black pepper is also known as the king of spices. This dry spice comes from the dried, unripe fruit of the native Indian plant, Piper nigrum. Black pepper is packed with health benefits and adds flavour to our foods. This spice has been used for thousands of years and has been a staple ingredient all over the world.
9. Black Olive
Black olives are ripe fruit from the olive tree native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America. These tropical fruits are scientifically known as Olea europaea, which are related to peaches, cherries, plums, lychees, and mangoes. Black olives are infused with vitamin E and powerful antioxidants.
Blackberry is a fruit consisting of smaller fruits known as drupes. Blackberries are extremely dark purplish-black with smooth, delicate skin. The fruit offers a number of health benefits as they are a great source of vitamins C & K, are high in fibre and magnesium content and boosts brain health.
11. Black Bamboo
Black bamboo is a species of bamboo that is native to the Hunan Province of China. This bamboo can grow up to 25 m tall and 30 cm broad. The bamboo forms a clump of slender arching canes which turn black after 2-3 seasons.
12. Black Panther
Black Panthers are the melanistic colour variant of leopard and jaguar. The most striking feature of this animal is its eyes which are bright emerald green. Even when the black panther is standing in the dark, its striking eyes stand out, looking like a silhouette.
Other Black Things Names
In this section, we will take a look at the name of some more things that are black in colour.
- Coffee Beans
- Vanilla Pods
- Sesame Seeds
- Black Grapes
- Black Ants
- Black Shoe Polish
- Black Ink
- Black Tea
- Black Quinoa
- Killer Whale
- Black Rose
Activities That Will Help Your Child To Learn About Black Colour
Now that your little one knows the names of common black objects and black things in nature, let’s take a look at some activities that will help your child to remember the black colour.
1. Alphabet Game
Ask your child to name one thing, starting with each letter that is black in colour. For example, they can say, “A for ant,” “B for blackboard,” “C for coal,” and so on. Kids will have a fun time thinking about objects/animals/fruits that are black in colour.
2. Circle The Black Things
On a single sheet, take print a few things that are black and a few things that are not black. Give this sheet to your little one and ask them to circle only the things that are black in colour.
3. Draw & Colour
Ask your child to draw five black things they can think of and colour them.
4. Spot & Tell
Sit with your child in your living room. Ask your child to quickly name 10 things around them that are black in colour. These can be common things around you that are black, like a fan, a wire, a TV, a laptop, a phone, etc.
5. Sensory Bin Game
Take a big basket and add a few items to it that are black in colour and a few coloured items. Ask your child to take out only the items that are black in colour.
6. Flashcard Learning
Make flashcards having images of things that are black in colour. One by one, show these flashcards to your child and ask them to name the things on the flashcards.
7. The Game Of 3
Ask your child to name 3 animals, 3 fruits, and 3 things that are black in colour. This way, they will think about the name of the black colour things they have learned above, working on their memory skills.
We hope this article helped you teach your child about cool black things. Similarly, you can teach them about other colours like white, purple, green, orange, etc. Keep looking at this space for more such articles.
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