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Story Time Starter: Colors

September 23, 2019 0 comments

Colors, colors everywhere!  A color story time opens many different avenues and paths of exploration.  There are so many great color concept books as well as songs, finger plays and crafts!  

Here is a list of some great books:
Monsters Love Color                 Mike Austin                                        
White Rabbit’s Color Book       Alan Baker                                         
One Brown Bunny                     Marion Dane Bauer                           
Cat’s Colors                              Jane Cabrera                                       
Dog’s Colorful Day                   Emma Dodd                                        
Wow said the Owl                     Tim Hopgood                                      
My Crayons Talk                       Patricia Hubbard                                 
A Color of His Own                   Leo Lionni                                    
Lemons are NOT Red               Laura Vaccaro Seeger                        
Red is a Dragon                       Roseanne Thong                                 
Mouse Paint                             Ellen Stoll Walsh                                
Colors for Zena                        Monica Wellington                             
Bear Sees Colors                     Karma Wilson                                    
Baby Bear Sees Blue               Ashley Wolff                                        

Try out these fun finger plays: 
Driving Round in My Car
 (Tune: Ten Little Indians)
Driving round in my little red car
Driving round in my little red car
Driving round in my little red car
Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom

Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five green and speckled frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum! Yum!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were four green, speckled frogs! Glub! Glub!

Red, Yellow, Green and Blue
(Tune: Head, Shoulder, Knees, and Toes)
Red, yellow, green and blue, green and blue,
Red, yellow, green and blue, green and blue,
Purple, orange, brown and black too,
Red, yellow, green and blue green and blue

Five Little Crayons
Five little crayons standing in a row (hold up 5 fingers)
The first one said, “I’m red, you know!” (wiggle the fingers as you talk about them)
The second one said, “I’m green like a tree”
The third one said, “I’m blue like the sea”
The fourth one said, “I’m yellow as the sun”
The fifth one said, “Being purple is fun!”
Five little crayons, happy as can be (hold up 5 fingers)
Coloring pictures with you and me (point to person and then self)

 Colors We Know 
(Tune: Twinkle Twinkle)
Red and orange, green and blue, shiny yellow, purple too!
These are the colors that we know, way up high in the great rainbow.
Red and orange, green and blue, shiny yellow, purple too!
Credit: Everything Preschool — Colors

Finish up your color exploration with a few colorful crafts.
Color Changing Milk
Colorful Rainbow
Gumball Machine




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