Colors Discrete Trial Kit: Including Matching, Receptive, Expressive Skills

Type: digital

This set of teaching materials is perfect if you are  looking for an easier way to run basic ABA with discrete trials to teach color skills to students with autism. Available in print and no-print options, this set uses arrays to structure presentation of the colors and teach them systematically using discrete trials. This makes it easy to implement without worrying about whether you are randomizing consistently.

Note: This kit is designed to be used by teachers who have previous training in discrete trials implementation and does not replace training by a qualified professional. 

Who is it For?

  • Students with autism
  • Preschool students learning colors
  • Students with intellectual disabilities working on color skills

What Skills Does It Teach?

  • Colors included: red, blue, yellow, purple, orange, green, black, white, brown
  • Matching colors to a field of 9
  • Receptive ID of colors (e.g., show me blue) to a field of 9
  • Expressive ID of colors (i.e., what color?) to a field of 9

What's Included?

  • Arrays for presenting colors in fields of 3, 5, and 9, constructed so that the instructor just pulls them out and goes through them in order. 
  • Probe materials for checking progress
  • Instructional and probe data sheets included as well that are easy to use, can be put together for program planning or working with multiple students and then returned to a student-specific program book.
  • Summary programs of the steps for teaching matching, receptive and expressive ID of colors
  • All the visual materials can be presented using a tablet or computer (no printing) or in print.

Video of Receptive ID of Colors

*Download the free receptive ID in my TpT Store.


  • All the visual materials can be presented using a tablet or computer (no printing) or in print.
  • Materials are simple and progress from fewer distracters within them to more (i.e., circles without borders to squares with black borders to starts and crayons for generalization)
  • Arrays are constructed so instructors work through them in order each time, which assures adequate placement during sessions
  • Data sheets that are easy to follow for any staff in the classroom trained in DTT

No Product Will Be Mailed to You. You will need to print and create the product yourself.

This product is an electronic file download Adobe Acrobat file or a Zip File. No product will be mailed to you.  You are responsible for assuring you have the needed software to open and print it. 

Directions for construction are included in the file.  Make sure you are opening it with Adobe Acrobat Reader (find it free here) and following the printing instructions included in the download.

If the product is a zip file, you may need to have an app like WinZip to unzip it on a PC.


This product is copyrighted by Christine Reeve for use in one classroom. They may not be copied for additional classes without purchasing extra licenses. For bulk discounts, please email me at