Students were instructed to only color when I announced the letter and specific color to use for that particular letter. For example, "Color the letter E green." This is a great way to test their listening skills as well as lowercase letter recognition.
The following week we did the same for uppercase letters. For the most part, the students had no trouble following along and it was very easy to spot who still needs work with letter recognition and following instructions. Scroll down for links to other activities to accompany this book.