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.
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.
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 Be A Very Hungry Caterpillar With Me!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is my favorite book by Eric Carle; it was also one of my Y5's all-time favorites too.
Because so many teachers read this book, as well as study butterflies some time during the school year, I decided to make a variety of lessons that incorporate this hungry little guy.
Hopefully your students will have fun gobbling up the lessons too!
A quick and easy way to review the Common Core Standards that involve "parts of a book" is to have students make their own caterpillar anchor chart cover.
Anchor charts are a terrific way to help students understand concepts and retain information.
This one reviews the parts of a book. I've included a teacher's poster + a template for students to make their own mini anchor chart.
To make it more of a keepsake, have students make the body of their caterpillar by dipping their index finger into a dab of paint, or inked stamper.
Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Caterpillar Parts Of A Book anchor chart activity.
Since the caterpillar is starving, why not feed him a variety of letters, numbers, and shapes as a quick and easy way to whole-group assess your students.
I've also included color as well as black and white picture cards, of all of the items the caterpillar ate in the story. Pass them out to your students and have them feed the caterpillar when you come to that part in the story.
Afterwards, see if they can sequence the cards in the order that the caterpillar ate them.
This 50-page packet also includes:
Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Caterpillar activity packet.
Finally, if you are still working on counting to 100/120 with your students, I think you'll enjoy The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats 100 Things booklet.
This packet includes:
Students trace and write numbers & number words, as well as the time, drawing the appropriate hands on the clock.
They also circle the capital letters and add end punctuation. Children cut and glue the groups of 10 pieces of food to their matching numbered boxes, as they count by 10's to 100.
As you can see, a lot of Common Core Standards are covered in 1 easy reader!
Click on the link to view/down load The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats 100 Things.
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