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BLAST Early Learning
Colors

Books:

Butterfly Butterfly

Butterfly Butterfly by Petr Horácek
Lucy's garden is full of colorful creatures that
wriggle and spin, scurry and slither.

 

 

My Many Colored DaysMy Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
This rhyming story describes each day in terms of a particular color which in turn is associated with specific emotions.

 

Rhyme:

When I See...

When I see red, I put my hands on my head
When I see blue, I touch my shoe
When I see green, I wash my face real clean
When I see yellow I wave to the fellows
When orange is found, I put my hand on the ground
When I see pink, I think, think, think.

 

 

Song:

The Color I See
Red, red is the color I see.
If you are wearing red then show it to me.
Stand up, turn around.
Show me your red then sit back down.

Yellow, yellow is the color I see.
If you are wearing yellow then show it to me.
Stand up, turn around.
Show me your yellow then sit back down.

(Go through as many colors as you wish.)

 

 

Vocabulary Word:

discover : v. to find or see

“Then Lucy discovered a green beetle…”
(taken from Butterfly Butterfly by Petr Horácek)

 

Activities:

Math: Graph your Favorite Color — Make many paper squares in different colors.  Let the students each choose the square of their favorite color.  Make a graph out of butcher paper, and graph their favorite colors.  Glue each square to the graph in the row that it belongs.

Art: The Color Mixer Pyramid

What You Need: Paint, Paper

What You Do:  Have the children dip their hand in yellow paint and place at the very top their paper. Dip other hand in red paint and place at the very bottom left corner of their paper.  Rub hands together to create orange and place a hand print in between the red and yellow.  Wash their hands.  Dip a hand in blue paint and place at the very bottom right corner of their paper.  Dip the other hand in red and mix the two hands together to create purple.  Place a hand print between the red and blue hand prints.   Wash their hands.  Dip a hand in blue and a hand in yellow and rub together to create green.  Place this hand print between the blue and yellow.  You now have a pyramid of colors!

Science: Rainbow Bottle

Get several different densities of liquid (oil, water, alcohol, etc.) and use food coloring to dye each one a different color.  Put these in a bottle (oil, then water, then alcohol) and let the children play with these bottles.  Talk about why the colors separate.

Science: Different Shades of Colors
Give a white ice cube tray to the child and fill the first three holes with red, yellow, and blue water.  Give the child an eye-dropper (or medicine dropper) and let them mix the colors in the empty spaces.  This will create many shades of color.

 

Literature:

Mouse Paint

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Three white mice discover jars of red, blue, and
yellow paint and explore the world of color.

 

Cats ColorsCats Colors by Jane Cabrera
A cat describes ten different colors and tells which one is its favorite.

 

 

Color DanceColor Dance by Ann Jonas

Three dancers show how colors combine to create
different colors.

 

 

Lemons are not redLemons Are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A simple story highlights such things as a yellow lemon, a pink flamingo, and a silver moon in a visual game in which die-cut shapes fall on the correct color backgrounds.