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STEAM Storytime- Colors!

June 25, 2019

Books: 
Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood
Spicy Hot Colors = Colores Pincantes by Sherry Shahan

Music:
Mr. Owl” by Kimmy Schwimmy
Color Wheel Dance” by Georgiana Stewart
I Like Blue Lemurs” by Baby Loves Jazz (We sang and tapped with rhythm sticks)

Question of the Week: What happens when colors mix together?
Each week we will ask a different question to get a discussion started about our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) theme of the week.

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: The More We Learn with Science
(Using American Sign Language for the bolded words)
The more that we learn science, learn science, learn science,
The more that we learn science the happier we’ll be.
We’ll know things and do things,
And explore many new things.
The more that we learn science the happier we’ll be!

If You’re Wearing…
Using ASL for the colors
If you’re wearing red today, red today, red today
If you’re wearing red today,
Please clap your hands!

// Orange/stomp your feet
// Yellow/jump around
// Green/spin in a circle
// Blue/do the chicken dance
// Purple/wiggle around
// Pink/shout hurray!

Little Moon Felt Game
Hide a felt moon behind one of six different colored clouds then say,

“Little moon, little moon
Are you behind the [color] cloud?”

Repeat until moon is found!

Exploration Time
During the last 30 minutes of storytime, have fun with guided play, sensory elements, and experiments! For today’s theme, we had the following activities:

Rainbow Milk Experiment
What do you think will happen when you mix milk, dish soap, and food coloring?

Directions:
Drip a few drops of food coloring into a bowl or tray of milk.
Dip one of a Q-tip into dish soap.
Dip that end of the Q-tip in the milk and see what happens!

Questions:
What happens when the food coloring mixes together?
What surprised you about this experiment?

Colors in Light
Have you ever noticed a rainbow in the sky after a rainstorm? Where does the rainbow come from?

The white light from the Sun shines through the water in the air and creates a color spectrum. When any white light shines through water and other prisms, like the tiny tracks on the CD, you can see the array of colors getting bent from the light.

Directions:
Shine the flashlight on the CD
Reflect the CD onto the white paper to see the different colors.

Questions:
What colors do you see?
Can you draw the reflection?

Wow! Said the Owl Coloring and Comprehension Activity
Do you remember what colors the owl saw on her daytime adventure?

Directions:
Recreate some of the pictures from the story. Try filling in the blanks below with what you can remember. Use the quotes as inspiration for your drawings.

Quotes from the story:
“Wow!” said the owl…

    • The sky was a warm and wonderful ____.
    • as the ____ sun shone through the morning mist.
    • when she saw that the leaves on her tree were ____.
    • as the pretty ____ butterflies flew by.
    • as the rainbow of ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, and ____ filled the sky.
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June 25, 2019 at 10:00 am 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

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


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