stroop effect

Say the colour, not the word!


Felt pens

Prep time: 0 minutes

Activity time: 10 minutes


Divide your makers into small groups.

Get each group to write a list of colour words using pen colours that don’t match the words (for example, write ‘green’ with a pink pen).

Get the makers to take turns looking at their group’s list and saying the colours they see (not reading the words!) as fast as they can.

A graphic showing a notepad with the word 'blue' in pink ink and the word 'green' in blue ink

Build on this

Who can get the longest streak of correct answers?

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