Storytime: Colors

Tonight I covered for a coworker and didn’t realize I would be in charge of a family story time. I had to whip something up and decided to go with “colors” because I knew I could easily find books. Here is the results of my last minute story time!

Dog’s Colorful Day

by Emma Dodd

I read this book along with the flannel board I created a while back,

if there are not a lot of children I actually give each child a dot to put on the dog.

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Mouse Paint

by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

By Bill Martin Jr.

One Bright Scarf (Tune: Ten Little Fingers)

One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow (hold scarf)

Wiggle it high (wiggle scarf above head)

Wiggle it low (wiggle scarf low)

Shake it fast (wiggle scarf quickly)

Shake it slow (wiggle scarf slowly)

Where did it go? (put it behind your back)

Source: Jbrary

 

Color Rhyme

If your clothes have any red,

Put your finger on your head.

If your clothes have any blue,

Put your finger on your shoe,

If your clothes have any green,

Wave your hand so that you’re seen.

If your clothes have any yellow,

Smile like a happy fellow,

If your clothes have any brown,

Turn your smile into a frown,

If your clothes have any black,

Put your hands behind your back.

If your clothes have any white,

Stamp your feet with all your might.

Source: SurLaLune

 

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

My coworker created sheep in a variety of color and bags with matching wool, I had a volunteer pass out one bag to each child, the child then brought the bag of wool up when their color was called.

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Baa, baa, black sheep,

Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir,

Three bags full

One for the master,

One for the dame,

And one for the little boy

Who lives down the lane.

Baa, baa, black sheep,

Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir,

Three bags full.

[blue, purple, green, white, red]

 

Red, Red

Red, red is the color I see

If you’re wearing red, then show it to me.

Stand up, take a bow, turn around

Show me your red and sit back on the ground

[blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, pink, black, white]

Credit: Everything Preschool

 

If You’re Wearing…. (Tune: Happy and You Know It)

If you are wearing red, shake your head

If you are wearing red, shake your head

If you are wearing red

Then please shake your head

If you are wearing red, shake your head

If you are wearing blue, touch your shoe

If you are wearing blue, touch your shoe

If you are wearing blue,

Then please touch your shoe

If you are wearing blue, touch your shoe

If you are wearing green, bow to the queen

If you are wearing green, bow to the queen

If you are wearing green,

Then please bow to the queen

If you are wearing green, bow to the queen

If you are wearing yellow, shake like Jell-O

If you are wearing yellow, shake like Jell-O

If you are wearing yellow,

Then please shake like Jell-O

If you are wearing yellow, shake like Jell-O

If you are wearing black, pat your back

If you are wearing black, pat your back

If you are wearing black,

Then please pat your back

If you are wearing black, pat your back

If you are wearing brown, turn around

If you are wearing brown, turn around

If you are wearing brown,

Then please turn around

If you are wearing brown, turn around

Credit: SurLaLune

 

I must say this was one of the most successful story times I have ever had (even though it was so unplanned). The parents and children really got into the songs and activities to the point where we would repeat them more than once, we didn’t even have time for the last song! The kids (and even some parents) loved to look at their clothes and shoes and see what colors they were wearing, the children were so excited to participate every time I called out a color they had on. I ended up with 17 children 6 and younger and 10 adults, this is definitely a story time theme I would use again.

 

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