1-2-3 Come Do Some Color Activities With Me
Are you studying colors or color words with your kiddos? Do you read Brown Bear Brown Bear, by Bill Martin & Eric Carle? If so, I think you'll enjoy Brown Bear's Colors.
I designed this color packet to go along with the story because it's one of my all-time favorites; my students really enjoy Brown Bear too, and it's perfect for sequencing as well as reinforcing colors.
You’ll LOVE the versatility of this packet, as it’s suitable for PK through 1st, and particularly helpful for ESL students.
Practice a variety of skills & standards, by simply taking the teachable moment to point out & explain, or skip that skill if it doesn’t apply to your age group/level.
The packet includes:
An emergent reader (2 options) One booklet is entitled "A Rainbow of Colors" and reinforces 6 colors of the rainbow.
The other, "Lots of Colors" includes 11 basic colors.
Students read the simple sentences, which are packed with plenty of Dolch words, trace and write the color word, then color the crayon and bear's sweater the matching color.
So that you can have a "teachable moment" to review end punctuation, I've purposely included sentences with a period, question mark & exclamation point.
To ensure that students are really reading their booklets, instead of repeating "I see a ________(color) crayon." I switch up the pronouns, so that you can practice pronouns, which are also on the Dolch lists.
An anchor chart pronoun poster is also included.
I figure as long as my kiddos are learning to read these words, I might as well briefly explain pronouns, adding yet another word to their growing grammar vocabularies.
The packet includes games galore! There are 4 separate games, plus 10 more you can play with just the colorful crayon poster!
I've made full-color sets to use as independent centers, as well as black & white games so that students can make their own to practice at home.
Add the Kaboom cards for even more fun. The packet also has . . .
* A whole group assessment
* An assortment of anchor chart posters
* A Rainbow Color song
* Favorite color graphing activity and
* A bookmark and certificate of praise
Since I have a lot of visitors from Australia, Great Brittain and Canada, I've also included templates with the "Colours" and "Grey" spellings.
* As always, directions, photographs and completed samples. Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to have a look at this 80-page packet of color fun: "Brown Bear's Colors.
Today's featured FREEBIE, comes from the packet. There are two; woo hoo! The first one is the "Favorite Colors" graph. Click on the link or picture to get your copy.
The graph comes in color, to use as a whole-group activity, as well as black and white, so that students can collect data on their own.
The other FREEBIE is a set of posters. "We know our colors!" and "We know our color words."
Pick the one that's right for your kiddos. When they have mastered the standard, they get to sign the blank poster that's displayed underneath.
This provides a nice incentive that promotes self-esteem. There's also a "colours" set for my non USA teacher friends.
Well that's it for today. Art Prize has started here in Grand Rapids, so I'm off to go meander around downtown with my hubbie and grandson. Wishing you an ed-venturous weekend as well.
"The purpose of art is to wash the dust of life off our souls." - Pablo Picasso
1-2-3 Come Do Some Seuss Activities With Me
The Cat in the Hat’s hat seems to be the most recognized symbol for Dr. Seuss.
I like using it for a variety of activities during a Dr. Seuss is on the Loose celebration. If you want to make a quick and easy 3-dimensional stovepipe hat out of a paper plate and construction paper Click on the link. Dr. Seuss Hat
Why not have students design a new Dr. Seuss hat. Instead of stripes, why not stars or polka dots? Run off my template on white construction paper and tell students that the sky’s the limit.
They’ll make a cute bulletin board. Click on the link for Dr. Seuss hat template. I LOVE dressing up for theme days and make my own costumes via a trip to the Good Will, + some felt, no sew glue and a bottle of puffy paint.
You can easily slap on a character to a jumper, blazer or vest. I found some cute costume ideas, including this adorable little girl who is truly a cat IN the hat at Mom’s Best Nest.
Click on the link to check them out. Dr. Seuss Day Costume Ideas.
Dr. Seuss certainly colors our world with whimsy!
To help you review colors and reinforce color word recognition, you’ll enjoy The Colors Of Seuss On The Loose.
This 4-on-a-page mini booklet, features some of Seuss’ most colorful characters like the brightly colored yellow Sneeches.
Students read the simple sentences, trace and then wrtie the color words.
There’s a color version as well as a black and white template so that students can color the Grinch green and the Lorax orange etc.
The packet includes color words and Seuss hats so your students can make Itty Bitty booklets as well as play Memory Match games. Two graphs provide math extensions.
Click on the link to view/download The Colors of Seuss On the Loose Booklet
Dr. Seuss’s My Many Colored Days is the perfect book to read to accompany this activity. It’s one of my all-time favorite Seuss books.
Because it’s about colors as well as feelings, I designed My Seuss-Hat Feelings Booklet.
This is also a 4-on-the-page mini booklet to save on paper when printing and features a blank-faced cat so that students can fill in his emotions.
This is a great writing prompt booklet that will help reinforce the use of adjectives and description as well as review color words and how they are associated with emotions.
Jamie Lee Curtis’ book Today I Feel Silly as well as Glad Monster Sad Monster are also great “Feelings” books with fabulous use of color and make nice comparison contrast stories.
Books are a great vehicle to explain this concept to children and introduce them to Venn diagrams, as well as give them more experience with graphing.
I’ve included 2 Venn diagrams, 2 graphing extensions + an assessment tool in this packet.
I truly believe that “Children don’t care how much you know ‘til they know how much you care.” Little ones have more going on in their young lives than we realize.
Giving this easy assessment every few months can really be an eye-opener for you. Children are not always as happy as they seem.
Click on the link to view/download My Seuss-Hat Feelings packet.
Scroll down for more Dr. Seuss activities. Whether you’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday or planning a Cat in the Hat day, I hope it’s simply purrrr-fect!