DIY Storytime – Colors

Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on COLORS whenever is convenient.

BOOKS

book mixedMixed: A Colorful Story
• Written and illustrated by Aree Chung
• Published by Henry Holt & Company
• Presented by Storyteller Academy
The Reds, Yellows, and Blues lived apart, until one Blue and one Yellow decided to mix.
https://video.link/w/CZPvc
Cut out squares of colored paper to use with these printable color theme patterns from Clever Learners that can help your child with color recognition and sorting skills.
https://cleverlearner.com/pattern-worksheets/printable-color-patterns-worksheets.html

book sky colorSky Color
• Written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
• Published by Candlewick
• Presented by Reading Rhinos
Marisol figures out a way to draw the sky when she doesn’t have any blue paint.
https://video.link/w/oYPvc
Modern Preschool has a Rainbow Paint Chip Color Match activity that uses the paint color chips you can find at your local paint store.
https://modernpreschool.com/rainbow-paint-chip-color-matc/

 

book the colors of us

The Colors of Us
• Written and illustrated by Karen Katz
• Published by Henry Holt & Company
• Presented by Books and Brushes for Kids
Lena observes the beauty and diversity in the color of ther friends’ skin tones.
https://video.link/w/CWPvc
Welcoming Schools has a list of other books that look at skin color:
https://assets2.hrc.org/welcoming-schools/documents/WS_Looking_at_Skin_Color_with_Books.pdf

For more color-themed activities, look at this Child Fun website:
https://www.childfun.com/themes/colors/

SONGS

So Many Colors, So Many Shapes by The Singing Walrus
https://video.link/w/tVPvc

I See Something Blue by Super Simple Songs
https://video.link/w/WTPvc

I Can Sing a Rainbow by Little Clementine YV
https://video.link/w/KSPvc

RHYMES AND FINGERPLAYS

So Many Colors (from the Growing Book by Book website)

(Make this rhyme into a game by giving your child a box of crayons in different colors. Ask them to tell you the color that rhymes in each couplet. They can take out the crayon that is named.)

So many crayons, they’re dancing in my head!
Can you find a crayon that rhymes with bed? (red)

So many crayons, I could draw a crown.
Can you find a crayon that rhymes with frown? (brown)

So many crayons, that is true.
Can you find a crayon that rhymes with glue? (blue)

So many crayons for us today.
Can you find a crayon that rhymes with tray? (gray)

So many crayons, they make me feel mellow.
Can you find a crayon that rhymes with fellow? (yellow)

So many crayons we need to pack.
Can you find a crayon that rhymes with sack? (black)

So many crayons make me blink!
Can you find a crayon that rhymes with think? (pink)

So many crayons from dark to light.
Can you find a crayon that rhymes with kite? (white)

So many crayons I’ve never seen!
Can you find a crayon that rhymes with bean? (green)

Color Movement Song
(Do each movement as instructed)

Red, red – shake your head
Blue, blue – touch your shoe
Black, black – touch your back
Brown, brown – stomp on the ground
Pink, pink – make your eye wink
Purple, purple – turn in a circle
White, white – take a bite
Green, green – look real mean
Tan, tan – wave your hand like a fan
Yellow, yellow – jiggle like Jello
Gray, gray – shout hooray!

Five Little Crayons

Five little crayons standing in a row (hold up the fingers from one hand)
The first one said, “I’m red, you know.” (wiggle the thumb)
The second one said, “I’m grren like a tree.” (wiggle the pointer finger)
The third one said, “I’m blue like the sea.” (wiggle the middle finger)
The fourth one said, “I’m yellow like the sun.” (wiggle the ring finger)
The fifth one said, “Being orange is fun.” (wiggle the pinky finger)
Five little crayons, happy as can be (hold up all fingers from one hand)
Coloring picture with you and me. (pretend to draw)

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