Storytime: Colors

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILLS:  Phonological Awareness & Vocabulary

BOOKS TO DISPLAY
Mouse Paint
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Lemons Are Not Red
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Butterfly, Butterfly
by Petr Horacek
The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt
Where is the Green Sheep
by Mem Fox
Red Tractor
by Yannick Robert
Warthogs Paint: A Messy Color Book
by Pamela Duncan Edwards
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
by Eric Carl
Blue Goose
byNancy Tafuri
Wow!
Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood
The Red Lemon
by Bob Staake
White Rabbit’s Color Book
by Alan Baker

BASIC TIMELINE

  1. Intro
  2. Hello Song
  3. Read-a-Loud Book
  4. Finger Puppet Rhyme
  5. Read-a-Loud Book
  6. Flannelboard
  7. Read-a-Loud Book
  8. Action Rhyme
  9. Rhyme
  10. Read-a-Loud Book
  11. ASL Goodbye Song
  12. Craft

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Colors Storytime Books
Freight Train
by Donald Crews
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
by Eric Litwin
Dog’s Colorful Day
by Emma Dodd
I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
by Karen Beaumont

ACTIVITIES

Action Rhyme:Colors, Colors” (modified “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear”) (via Sunflower Storytime)
Red and orange,  turn around
Red and orange, touch the ground
Red and orange, reach up high
Red and orange, wink one eye
Red and orange, touch your nose
Red and orange, touch your toes
Red and orange, slap your knees
Red and orange,  sit down please
(continue with “yellow and green” & “blue and purple”)

Flannelboard: “Make a Rainbow” (via Artfelt.net)

Take an apple; put it in the pot.
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot!
Take it out now; what will it be?
The prettiest RED you ever did see!

Take a tangerine; put it in the pot.
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot!
Take it out now; what will it be?
The prettiest ORANGE you ever did see!

Take a lemon; put it in the pot.
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot!
Take it out now; what will it be?
The prettiest YELLOW you ever did see!

Take a pear; put it in the pot.
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot!
Take it out now; what will it be?
The prettiest GREEN you ever did see!

Take some berries; put them in the pot.
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot!
Take it out now; what will it be?
The prettiest BLUE you ever did see!

Take some grapes; put them in the pot.
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot!
Take it out now; what will it be?
The prettiest PURPLE you ever did see!

RED and ORANGE and YELLOW and GREEN
BLUE and PURPLE colors are seen!
Put them together; what will they be?
The prettiest RAINBOW you ever did see!

Flannelboard: “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” by Eric Carle

CRAFT: Art Palettes!

Colors Storytime Craft

I had some trouble coming up with this week’s storytime craft, before finally settling on an artist’s palette. I used a medium size circular hand punch to create dozens and dozens of colored circles. Then, I sketched a quick palette, scanned the original and made dozens of photocopies on brown card stock. To facilitate assembly, I had my interns paper clip each set of pieces  then passed everything out with glue sticks. I avoid a lot of chaos and angry munchkins when I use this strategy.

REVIEW:

 Storytime went really, really well. Pete the Cat is always a favorite, and I made chugga-chugga-toot-toot sounds to keep the younger, toddlers interested in Freight Train. They liked counting throughout Dog’s Colorful Day, and I absolutely, positively adore I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! (and I read it with a heavy Southern accent). The extension activities went well, especially “Make a Rainbow.” This particular flannelboard rhyme blew the kid’s minds…it’s the closest I’ve come to being a magician! I had one little boy stutter, and demand to know, “How’d you do that? How? How did…I can’t believe it!” Pretty awesome.

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