1. Warm up: On a white board or sheet of paper, write color words in any color but the color each word says. For example, the word “blue" will be written in red marker. Practice reading all the words first as fast as students are able. Then have students go through the list only saying the color each word is written in as fast as they are able without making a mistake.
2. Backwards World. Using colored poker chips choose two colors and place them in a line on the table. Tell students that for today, the colors are switched. Red will be blue and blue will be red. Have students point to each poker chip as they say the opposite color, encouraging them to go faster and faster. When students are ready, add in another color and interchange the three colors (i.e. red is blue, yellow is red, blue is yellow). Now try to read through the changed color line correctly!
3. Math: Create a page of mixed math facts (such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc.). Give each child three different colored highlighters or sparkly pens and tell them to designate one color for each different operation. As they go through the page, have them highlight or circle each operation sign before completing each problem. For an extra challenge and added mental agility, you can make this a timed activity. You can find a math fact sheet generator here: http://www.mathfactcafe.com/worksheet/buildit
4. Language Arts: Read a story to the class. After finishing, change a significant part of the plot. Have students complete the story based on the new information either as a class on the board or individually in writing. For added fun or difficulty, give each student a different variable in the plot and have them write the ending of the story. Read the stories aloud at the end.