This week was all about colors! We have learned all about mixing colors, matching colors, our favorite colors and singing all about the many colors of the rainbow.
We read “White Rabbit’s Color Book” by Alan Baker,”The Crayon Box That Talked” by Shane Derolf and “Eyelike Colors” by PlayBac Publishing. I love “White Rabbits’s Color Book” all about a cute little bunny who jumps into different pots of paint to see what he will look like. “The Crayon Box That Talked” is all about crayons that don’t really like each other. But when they see what beautiful pictures they can create together they realize that diversity makes them special. And the gorgeous, vibrant photos in the “Eyelike” book are amazing!
As we read “White Rabbit’s Color Book” we used the color paddles to show how to blend colors to get different colors.
Red and blue makes purple
Sing With Me
Five Colors Song
(To the tune: “Three Blind Mice”)
Red, red, red. Red, red, red.
What is red? What is red?
An apple, a rose, and a strawberry.
Cherries growing on a tree,
My nose on a day that’s cold and frosty-
They all are red.
Yellow, yellow, yellow. Yellow, yellow, yellow.
What is yellow? What is yellow?
A school bus parked at the school bus stop.
Bananas grown in a land that’s hot.
Daffodils bright in a garden spot-
They all are yellow.
Blue, blue, blue. Blue, blue, blue.
What is blue? What is blue?
The sea, the sky and some people’s eyes.
Blueberries picked for a scrumptious pie,
A bluebird flying a-way up high-
They all are blue.
Green, green, green. Green, green, green.
What is green? What is green?
Grass and plants and trees and leaves,
Lettuce we put in the salad we eat.
Grasshoppers hopping around our feet-
They all are green.
Orange, orange, orange. Orange, orange, orange.
What is orange? What is orange?
An orange, a cantaloupe, and a peach.
A pumpkin, a goldfish and a Cheddar cheese,
The carrot that my little rabbit eats-
They all are orange.
Five Little Monsters
Five little monsters sitting on the floor.
The red one said, “Let’s knock on someone’s door.”
The green one said, Let’s act a little scary.”
The yellow one said, “Why are we so hairy.”
The orange one said, “I hear a funny sound.”
The purple one said, “There’s no one else around.”
Then “WHOOSH” went the wind and “EEK!” someone said.
So the five little monsters ran under the bed.
The Five Color Monster glove was so simple to make, just hot glue pom poms onto a garden glove and add google eyes! The children loved this and asked to do it over and over!
Down by the lake,
Reach inside and see what he ate!
I created this fun and easy color game by turning an old Cascade tub into a color munching alligator. Each child got to come up and reach in, pull out a pom pom and tell us what color it is. We will be using this a lot this year with the alphabet and numbers as well.
Small Group Activity
For this activity we used Fruit Spins (Fruit Loops) and multi colored pipe cleaners. The children matched the cereal to the correct pipe cleaner and when they were done they had a yummy snack too! This activity focused on so many learning domains: fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, color recognition, sorting and counting.
We had so much fun finger painting, mixing and creating colors!
We cut the dried art work into paint tubs and added rabbit ears to make them look just like rabbit taking a soak in paint from the book “White Rabbit’s Color Book”.