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Colors

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Books

Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley
I Spy with My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Bill Martin, Jr. & Eric Carle)

Music

“Color Wheel Dance” by Georgiana Stewart, Pre-K Hooray
“All My Colors” by Ralph Covert, Ralph’s World
“I Can Sing a Rainbow” from Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Are You Wearing a Color?
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.

Guessing Game: Can You Guess the Color?
Can you guess the color?
Is the answer in your head?
It’s the color of an apple,
And that color is – Red!
Can you guess the color?
Can your answer true?
It’s the color of the big sky,
And that color is – Blue!
Can you guess the color?
But please don’t be slow.
It’s the color of sunshine,
And that color is – Yellow!
Can you guess the color?
It’s a color that you’ve seen.
It’s the color of the tall grass,
And that color is – Green!
Can you guess the color?
Can you guess just right?
It’s the color of a fluffy cloud,
And that color is – White!
Have you guessed the colors?
Did you guess each one?
I hope you guessed the colors,
Because now this rhyme is done.

Song: Red Scarf Song
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Put your Red scarf in the air
Hold it high & leave it there.
Put your red scarf on your back
Now please lay it in your lap.
Hold your red scarf in your hand
Now everyone please stand.
Wave your red scarf at the door
Now please lay it on the floor.
Hold your red scarf and jump, jump, jump.
Throw your red scarf way, way up!
(change red to other colors and repeat)

There was a farmer had a dog and BINGO was his name-o
(clap) I-N-G-O
(clap) I-N-G-O
(clap) I-N-G-O
And BINGO was his name-o!

Movement Activity: Colored Cones
Put out colored cones.  Call out colors and have the kids run to the cones.  Walk sideways or backwards, run holding hands, walk on tiptoes, etc.

Craft: Rainbows

April 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Keeping Warm Storytime

Tuesday,  Feb 7th, 2017

Books

Cat Knit by Jacob Grant
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards
This is the Baby by Candace Fleming

 Music

I Like My Hat by Carole Peterson -Stinky Cake
What You Gonna Wear
by Cathy Fink – Help Yourself

 Activities

Song Activity:
We used paper dolls and clothes to match up with the words of the song “It is Snowing”

Rhyme Activity:
We
used puppets and different hats for the rhyme ‘Hats for Animals’

We used the magnet board to do the ‘Kitten Lost Her Mitten’ rhyme

Craft:
We made a Mitten Wreath and learned to finger knit

Movement: We danced with scarves

Songs & Rhymes

Rhymes:

Tall hat, (arms overhead)
Small hat (hands on head)
Big hat (arms outspread)
Cap (hands on head)
Let me take them off again (repeat motions in reverse)
And put them in my lap. (fold hands in lap)

Hats for Animals – with hats and puppets

Five funny winter hats,
A black one to adore,
A monkey came and bought it –
And now, there are four

Three funny winter hats
One is big and blue
An elephant just bought it
And now, there are two

Four funny winter hats
The stripey one should please
A snake just bought it –
And now, there are three

Two funny winter hats
The straw one’s good for sun
A frog came and bought it
And now there’s only one.

One funny winter hat
It’s very, very small
A mouse came and bought it
The last one of all.

My poor little kitten lost her mitten

My poor little kitten lost her mitten
And started to cry, Boo-Hoo.
So I helped my kitten to look for her mitten,
Her beautiful mitten of BLUE  (so we need to help kitten find her mitten!)

I found a mitten just right for a kitten
Under my Mother’s bed.
But, alas, the mitten was not the right mitten
For it was colored RED.

I found a mitten just right for a kitten
Under my father’s pillow.
But, alas, the mitten was not the right mitten
For it was colored YELLOW.

I found a mitten just right for a kitten
On the hand of my brother’s toy clown.
But, alas, the mitten was not the right mitten
For it was colored BROWN.

I found a mitten just right for a kitten
Under the laundry so clean
But, alas, the mitten was not the right mitten
For it was colored GREEN.

I found a mitten just right for a kitten
Inside a grocery bag.
But, alas, the mitten was not the right mitten
For it was colored BLACK.

I found a mitten just right for a kitten
Under the kitchen sink.
But, alas, the mitten was not the right mitten
For it was colored PINK.

I found a mitten just right for a kitten
Inside my favorite shoe
And this time the mitten was just the right mitten
For it was colored BLUE!

Songs:
(sung to tune of “Are You Sleeping” Provide paper doll and paper clothing to do activity

“It is snowing, it is snowing,
On my head, on my head
I need a hat, I need a hat,
On my head, on my head”

On my feet… (boots)

On my hands…(mittens)

On my neck…(scarf)

 

The Winter Song (tune: Farmer in the Dell)

Let’s sing a winter song,
Let’s sing a winter song,
The days are short, the nights are long.
Let’s sing a winter song.

The winter wind is cold,
The winter wind is cold,
It freezes noses, ears, and toes.
The winter wind is cold.

Winter now is here,
Winter now is here,
Put on your coat, your hat, your gloves,
Winter now is here.

 

February 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Dreams of Color Storytime

Tuesday,  Jan.12th, 2016

Books

Elmer by David McKee
Mix It Up by Herve Tullet
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric carle

Music

All My Colors by Ralph Covert

 Activities

Craft:
We made a Book of Animals

We used the Dry Erase board to Mix Up Colors

Songs & Rhymes

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 pink,
Turn your smile into a wink.
If your clothes have any black,
Put your hands behind your back.
If your clothes have any white,
Clap your hands with all your might.

Song: I See Rainbows
Tune: “Frere Jacques”

I see rainbows,
I see rainbows,
Way up high
In the sky.

They are red and orange,
Yellow, green and blue.
Purple, too.
What a view!

I see rainbows,
I see rainbows,
Way up high
In the sky.

They are made from sunshine,
Shining through the rain.
What a view
In skies so blue!

 

January 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Dragon Tales Storytime

Tuesday,  July 21st, 2015

Books

Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll
A Gold Star for Zog by Julia Donaldson
How to Draw a Dragon by Douglas Florian
Oh So Brave Dragon by Daniel Kirk

Music

Be A Dragon – Dragon Tales
Shake Your Dragon Tail – Dragon Tales

 Activities

Props:
We had a Dragon counting felt board story.
We danced with scarves, ribbons and shakers.

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:The Dragon Dance  

Dragon, dragon,
Darting dragon,
Dancing through the town.
Dragon, dragon,
Dashing dragon,
Dipping up and down.

Dragon, dragon,
Bright and bold,
Flame red eyes
Scales of gold.
Dragon whirling,
Dragon swirling,
Curling, twirling
Round and round.

 

Color Dragons

Red Dragon,
Green dragon,
Grey Dragon,
Blue…

Orange dragon,
Teal dragon,
Purple dragon, too!

How many dragons do we see?
Count them now along with me,
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Seven bright dragons fly in the heavens.

 

Song: (sung to The Grand Old Duke of York)

Oh, a dragon is very fierce,
a dragon is very tough,
and when he breathes out orange fire,
his smoke comes out in puffs.

His scales are shiny green,
they make a rattling sound,
his teeth go chomp,
his tail goes thump,
as it hits upon the ground!

 

 

July 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

A World of Colors

Tuesday,  Mar.3rd, 2015

Books
Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri
Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson
Pete the Cat: I Love my White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Mix It Up by Herve Tullet

Music
All My Colors by Ralph Covert

 Activities

Crafts: 
We made colored glasses to wear

Props:
We danced with scarves


S
ongs & Rhymes

Song: I See Rainbows
 (tune: Frere Jacques)

 
I see rainbows, I see rainbows,
Way up high In the sky.
They are red and orange,
Yellow, green and blue.
Purple, too.
What a view!

I see rainbows, I see rainbows,
Way up high In the sky.
They are made from sunshine,
Shining through the rain.
What a view
In skies so blue!

Rhyme: Your Clothes

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 pink,
Turn your smile into a wink.
If your clothes have any black,
Put your hands behind your back.
If your clothes have any white,
Clap your hands with all your might.

March 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Colors

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Books

Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd (flannel story)
Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley

Music

“Color Wheel Dance” by Georgiana Stewart, Pre-K Hooray
“All My Colors” – Ralph Covert, Ralph’s World
“I Can Sing a Rainbow” – Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Rhyme: Are You Wearing a Color?
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.

Movement Rhyme:
Green says, “Go!” (march in place quickly)
Go! Go! Go!
Yellow says, “Slow!” (march slowly)
Slow . . . slow . . . slow
And red says, “Stop!” (stop suddenly)
Go, go, go! (move fast)
Slow . . . slow . . . slow (move slowly)
And STOP! (stop)

Rhyme: Can You Guess the Color?
Can you guess the color?
Is the answer in your head?
It’s the color of an apple,
And that color is – Red!
Can you guess the color?
Can your answer true?
It’s the color of the big sky,
And that color is – Blue!
Can you guess the color?
But please don’t be slow.
It’s the color of sunshine,
And that color is – Yellow!
Can you guess the color?
It’s a color that you’ve seen.
It’s the color of the tall grass,
And that color is – Green!
Can you guess the color?
Can you guess just right?
It’s the color of a fluffy cloud,
And that color is – White!
Have you guessed the colors?
Did you guess each one?
I hope you guessed the colors,
Because now this rhyme is done.

 

June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Color Story Time

Thursday,  April 24th, 2014

Books
 
I broke My Trunkby Mo Willems
Flight School, by Lita Judge
 Sylvie, by Jennifer Sattler

Music
Rock and Roll Freeze Dance, Hap Palmer
Crazy Hands, Merry Music Maker

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
As slowly as you can. (say is slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As quickly as you can.(say it fast)

  • Shake…,
  • Rub…
  •  Wiggle your fingers…

Action Rhyme: I Can

I can touch my chin,
My cheek,
My chair.

I can touch my head,
My heels,
My hair.

I can touch my knees,
My neck,
My nose.
Then I can dip down and touch my toes.

Fingerplay: Red Balloon

I had a little red balloon
And I blew, and I blew, and I blew.
And it grew, and it grew, and it grew.
I tossed it up in the air,
And didn’t let it drop.
I bounced it on the ground,
And it went “Pop!”

 Rhyme: Crayon Box

I have a crayon, I’ll give it to you.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of blue.
I have a crayon, a lovely little fellow.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of yellow.
I have a crayon, it’s here on my head.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of red.
I have a crayon, we can draw a circle.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of purple.
I have a crayon, what do I see?
Here is my crayon, an orange one for me.
I have a crayon, the best ever seen.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of green

 

 

 

April 24, 2014 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

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