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Rainbow oColors

              

 

Wouldn't it be terrible? Wouldn't it be sad?
If just one single color was the color that we had?
If everything was purple? Or red? Or blue? Or green?
If yellow, pink, or orange was all that could be seen?
Can you just imagine how dull world would be
If just one single color was all we got to see?
 


 

There are few things as special as a new box of crayons
on the first day of school ...
 

Crayons
By Dee Lillegard

Sticks of colors
Orange, red,
Yellow, green,
And brown like bread.

Blue like water
In the sea.
Purple like bruises
On my knee.

Black like night
When I'm in bed,
Dreaming in yellow,
Orange, and red.
~

CRAYONS
By Helen H. Moore

I had a box of crayons,
All shiny, straight, and new.
I lent a friend one crayon,
And - oops! - it broke in two!
My friend said she was sorry,
But I said "I don't care,
'cause now we both can color
with one crayon.  We can share!"
 


 

My Crayons Talk

Every crayon in the box has something to say in this colorful picture book. The sounds bounce along, quick and rhythmic, in the upbeat rhyming text.  This imaginative picture book is a natural lead-in to creative drawing and language activities.


The Crayon Box That Talked

In Shane DeRolf's deceptively simple poem, a child's box of crayons conveys the sublimely simple message that when we all work together, the results are much more interesting and colorful.


 

 

Recycled Crayons
from KinderKorner subscribers Trish & April

Supplies:
broken crayons
heavy paper cups
candy molds
microwave

How to:
Remove all paper from the crayons
Sort according to color.
Melt the crayons in the paper cups in the microwave.
Pour into the molds.

Hint:  Place mold in the freezer to hurry the process.

April says:  "I used some really cute dinosaur molds that I found at Hobby Lobby.  I also changed this a little by placing the paper cups of crayons on a cookie sheet and using the conventional oven heated to 400 degrees.  My little dinos look great!  I hope I can find a big fillable egg at Walmart and use these with my Egg unit for April !   Have fun!"
 


When learning about colors, we love to read and sing and sort and count.
Here are three of my favorite counting and sorting books.

The Crayon Counting Book
This colorful rhyme teaches counting by twos--two different ways. First, children use the even numbers to count up to 24. Then, they start over with the odd numbers. Along the way readers learn ususal colors, such as   purple hairstreak and emerald boa--borrowed from Jerry Pallotta's alphabet books.
 

The M&M's Brand Chocolate Candies Counting Book
This yummy counting book teaches the numbers 1 through 12, the six colors of the M&M's Chocolate Candies, and three primary shapes: the square, circle, and triangle. Young readers are introduced to simple math and even learn the sets of twelve.

More M&M's Brand Chocolate Candies Math
Topics covered include estimation, simple graphing, factoring, multiplication,  problem solving, division, and simple fractions. The instructive text and colorful illustrations will appeal to younger children ready to explore the challenges of more advanced math concepts.

 

Individual Student Color Books

At the beginning of the year, we make color books in my classroom.  Each
book has a construction paper cover (6x9, horizontal) with the title

Blue by ________.

Inside are 4 pages, with the following writing frame:

A ___________ is blue.

The kids draw a picture on each page, and I help them write the word in the
blank.  I do this for 10 or 12 different colors, and put all the books for
each color in a small basket in our reading center.  They really enjoy
these books, and it helps them learn to read each other's names, too.
 


Mixing Colors


 

Mouse Paint
Three clever white mice outsmart a cat while splashing about in jars of red, blue, and yellow paint and exploring the world of color.  A great introduction to primary and secondary colors and color mixing.
Paint
by Ilo Orleans

When I put YELLOW
Paint on RED,
The colors change
To ORANGE instead.

And, mixing BLUE
And RED, I get
A pretty shade
of VIOLET.

Another trick
That I have seen:
YELLOW and BLUE
Turn into GREEN.

There's magic when
My colors mix.
It's fun to watch them
doing tricks.


White Rabbit's Color Book
One inquisitive hop and splash! goes White Rabbit into a bucket of yellow
paint. Soon the little rabbit is jumping from bucket to bucket and learning
all about colors and how they mix. 

Follow Up Activities ~ Color Mixing

"The color activity my kids love most is when we are learning about mixing
colors and my assistant and I paint a child's hand with the color of their
choice ( red, yellow, or blue)   Make a hand print on a long sheet of paper.
 Put a plus sign.  Then paint the other hand with a second color and make
another hand print.  Put an equals sign.  Then we add more of each color and
they rub their hands together to see what color they get.  Make 2 handprints
of the new color."  (Contributed by KinderKorner subscriber Bj.)

~
From KinderKorner subscriber Diana Triplett:

I did something new with the Mouse Paint book this year.  After we read the
story, we did a painting activity that also allowed the children to retell
part of the story while mixing two primary colors.

We started with a white circle cut from drawing paper.  This was the "white
paper" from the story.  We put the circle in the bottom of a metal cookie
tin (or old round cake pan).  I put out red, yellow and blue paint in small
cups similar to the paint jars in the story.  Each child chose a color to
make puddles on his/her paper using an eye dropper.  Then he/she dropped a
"mouse" (marble) into a different color.  They used kitchen tongs to
retrieve the "mouse" from the paint cup and drop it into the cookie tin.
Then they moved the cookie tin to make the "mouse" dance through the paint
and create a new color.  Each child told the story as they made their
marble painting.  When they finished, they dropped their marbles into a tub
of water labeled CAT so their mice could take a bath.

Several children used their center time to make paper mice, and we hung the
mice and paintings with a painted sign that said "Mouse Paint".  One little
paper mouse held a paint brush as though he had painted the sign.  It made
a cute display, and it was a good fine motor, language, and science lesson.

~

"After reading the story Mouse Paint one could make mice cookies.  Take a
heart shaped cookie cutter and make a sugar cookie, next cut the cookie
in half, now you have a mouse shape.  Give each child red, blue and
yellow frosting.  Let them mix and explore what two colors make a
secondary color.  Let the child frost the cookies, add an M'M eye and
licorice tail. I have a recording sheet where they watercolor a mouse
shape red, then the next shape blue and the last shape they mix the two
colors and that makes purple.  They record all the primary and secondary
colors." (Contributed by KinderKorner subscriber Michelle)

~

"There is a website I like that has a different idea every day.
Todays idea was called backwards watercolor.  Children paint white paper
with water and while it is still wet use different colored markers and draw
on the paper.  The colors move around and blend with each other.
the website is  www.theideabox.com."
(Contributed by a KinderKorner subscriber)
 


 
Beautiful Color Books by Tana Hoban

Colors Everywhere
On each page of this wordless picture book is a color  photograph accompanied by a bar graph that displays the spectrum of colors found in the photo. Many of Hoban's carefully composed scenes show objects at eye level, and each shot has the effect of opening our eyes to the colors we see everywhere we go.

Of Colors and Things
Crisp photos of familiar items offer a unique puzzle/adventure in color, shape, and object identification. A kaleidoscopic book that reflects the textured, technicolor world of children.

Is It Red?  Is It Yellow?  Is It Blue?
An Adventure in Color
Illustrations and brief text introduce colors and the concepts of shape and size, with Hoban's characteristic flair.

Exactly the Opposite
Uncaptioned pairs of gloriously colored photographs provoke thought and discussion on the subject of opposites.  As a challenge, some of the pictures include more than one concept. Every time children approach the double-page spreads, they will discover something new.

 


Color Songs & Poems
RED
Tune:  Are You Sleeping?

I like red,
I like red,
r-e-d,
r-e-d.
A fire truck is red.
A stop sign is red.
r-e-d
 r-e-d.

PURPLE
Tune: This Old Man

P - U - R - P - L - E
Spells the color purple you see.
Like the grapes on a vine,
Or some plums in a tree.
P - U - R - P - L - E

BLUE
Tune:  The Farmer in the Dell

B-l-u-e spells blue.
B-l-u-e spells blue.
Hi-ho did you know
B-l-u-e spells blue?

The big sky is blue.
The ocean is too.
Hi-ho did you know
B-l-u-e spells blue?

YELLOW
Tune:  If You're Happy and You Know It

Y-e-l -l-o-w spells yellow.
Y-e-l -l-o-w spells yellow.
Like the early morning the sun
When the day has just begun.
Y-e-l -l-o-w spells yellow.

Daffodils and baby ducks are yellow.
Lemonade and scrambled eggs are yellow.
I like the smiley face that’s yellow,
He is such a happy fellow.
Y-e-l -l-o-w spells yellow.

ORANGE
Tune:  The Wheels on the Bus

O-r-a-n-g-e, 
O-r-a-n-g-e, 
O-r-a-n-g-e
Orange is what that spells.

Jack-O-lanterns are always orange
Carrots are always orange
Oranges are a always orange.
O-r-a-n-g------e!

BLACK
Tune:  Jingle Bells

Black bats fly,
Black cats cry,
b-l-a-c-k
Black is the color of the night
b-l-a-c-k
BLACK!

WHITE
Tune:  Little Brown Jug

W-h-i-t-e
That spells white, sing with me.
Milk is white and so is glue,
Ghosts are white and they say
BOO!

W-h-i-t-e
That spells white, sing with me.
The clouds above, the snow below,
Santa’s beard 
HO, HO, HO!

BROWN
Tune:  Bingo

There is a color we all know.
Can you guess what it is?
B-r-o-w-n,
B-r-o-w-n,
B-r-o-w-n,
That’s how you spell brown.

Teddy bears and squirrels are brown,
Autumn leaves are too.
Chocolate candy is always brown. 
Chocolate cake is always brown.
Chocolate milk is always brown.
I like brown, don’t you?

GREEN
Tune:  Bingo

There was a farmer who had a snake
 and it was very green.
 g-r-e-e-n, g-r-e-e-n, g-r-e-e-n
 and it was very green.

There was a farmer who had an alligator
 and it was very green.
 g-r-e-e-n, g-r-e-e-n, g-r-e-e-n
 and it was very green.

There was a farmer who had a frog
 and it was very green.
 g-r-e-e-n, g-r-e-e-n, g-r-e-e-n
 and it was very green.

They all lived in the long green grass 
 and they were very green.
 g-r-e-e-n, g-r-e-e-n, g-r-e-e-n
 and they were very green.


 
 

We Love to
Sing Our Colors!


 


My Many Colored Days
By Dr. Seuss
Published after Dr. Seuss' death,
this wonderful book is about how colors describe our moods.
Each page introduces a new color and emotion.

These follow up activities were contributed by KinderKorner subscribers:

"I do a fun activity that could take all year and have the finished product
for the end of the year.  Take pictures of the children in different colored paper hats that match up with the colors in the poem.  Then when you have all the pictures, you can put them together like a collage on a copy of the poem."
 

"I  make a class book as a spinoff on the book "Our Many Colored Days."  When we have colors week (each day we wear a different color) I take a few pictures of the kids and then mount them on that color of construction paper.  I write simple sentences/phrases on the pages like "Blue days."  On the last page I use a picture from a normal day (all colors) and write "Rainbow Days".  Simple and easy for them to read."
 


My Favorite Color Books

Colors Around Us:
A Lift-The-Flap
Surprise Book
A visually rich and playful look at the colors of the rainbow. Each spread focuses on a particular color, depicts a range of hues, and has one flap that introduces the name of the featured color, while a second flap poses a color riddle.

Growing Colors
Bruce McMillan takes his camera into the garden and orchard, inviting young children to discover color as it grows in nature. "McMillan  produces a stunning visual impact as he effectively uses his camera to probe color in nature . . . Veggies never looked so good!"
 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do
You See?
Everyone's favorite Eric Carle story!  The gentle rhyming and gorgeous, tissue-paper collage illustrations in this classic picture book make it a dog-eared favorite that the kids want to hear over and over again.

If You Want To
Find Golden
With an abundance of concept books about color, it's difficult to find one that makes a great difference. This is it, both literally and figuratively, with slanting perspectives and vibrant hues, as a small Latino boy and his mother travel through their urban neighborhood.

A Color of His Own
The charming story of a chameleon who, in search of his own color, finds something even more special.

Animals Brightly Colored
Using colorful visual clues and engaging text, readers piece together seven animal identities. First, catch a glimpse of each brightly colored   animal and read a short clue. Turn the page, and the animal is revealed in all its brilliance.

Black is Brown is Tan
Momma is black and Daddy is white but the family is many colors. The members of their loving circle make the world sweet for two young
  children growing up tall and strong.

 



Planting a Rainbow
Bold and exuberant pictures show the planting of a family garden. Bulbs, seeds, and seedlings grow into a brilliant rainbow of colorful flowers that are picked and carried home. And next year, a rainbow can grow all over again! Full-color, die-cut illustrations.

Little Blue and Little Yellow
An inventive tale of two children and their friendship also explains how colors blend in a paperback edition of a classic picture book by acclaimed author/illustrator Leo Leonini.

Purple, Green and Yellow
In this delightful tale by master storyteller Robert Munsch, Brigid is having fun with her markers until she goes overboard and paints on herself with her super-indelible-never-
comes-off-till-you're-dead
markers.  Nothing will remove the color ...

Color Dance
Using the format of a graceful scarf dance, Jonas introduces young readers to the range of colors encompassed in combinations of the three primary colors and the added effect of using white and black.

Kente Colors
A beautiful book with vibrant illustrations and rhyming text, celebrating the kente cloth made by the Ashante people of Ghana and the Ewe of Ghana and Togo. A fascinating author's note explains the history and traditions of the cloth, how it is handwoven in strips and stitched together, and the symbolic meanings of its colors and patterns.

 

RAINBOW SONGS & POEMS

Rainbow Song
Tune: Hush, Little Baby

Rainbow purple
Rainbow blue
Rainbow green
And yellow too
Rainbow orange
Rainbow red
Rainbow shining over head.

Come and count
The colors with me
How many colors
Can you see?
1 - 2 - 3 on down to green
4 - 5 - 6 colors can be seen!

Rainbow purple
Rainbow blue
Rainbow green
And yellow too
Rainbow orange
Rainbow red
Rainbow shining over head.

~


A Rainbow of Friends
This is a very special book,
written in response to the Los Angeles riots a few years ago.

Rainbow of Friends

We're a rainbow
Made of children
We're an army
Singing our song.
There's no weapons
That can stop us,
Rainbow Love is
Much too strong!

~
Roy G. Biv

Roy G. Biv is an odd name for a fellow.
But what his name means is
Red - Orange - Yellow
The G is for Green which as you may know,
Comes right in the middle of every rainbow.
Next,  Blue and Indigo, more pale than dark.
Then V for Violet - And that completes the arc!

~
Rainbow Poem & Drawing
From the April 1999 Preschool Mailbox
By Cheryl Cicioni Preschool
St. Anne Preschool at John Neumann, Lancaster, PA

Before your read the poem, place a large sheet of white paper on your easel and gather markers in the six colors mentioned in the poem.  As you read the
rhyme, drawn an arc of each color.  Ta-da ... it's a rainbow!

Six little markers all standing in a line.
They said, "Let's draw a picture and make it mighty fine."
Red jumped for joy as he leaped across the sky.
Orange jumped up too, but not quite so high.
Next came yellow as bright as the sun.
Green was excited as he started to run.
Blue followed boldly, then looked all around.
Purple came last, nearly touching the ground.
"Isn't this lovely?" the markers exclaimed.
"We've made a rainbow without any rain!"

~
The Rainbow Song
Tune: Jesus Loves Me

Red, orange, green, and blue
  Shiny yellow, purple, too.
All the colors that you know
Show up in the rainbow.

~
Oh Rainbow
Tune: O Christmas Tree

Oh rainbow, oh  rainbow,
How lovely are your colors.
Oh rainbow, oh rainbow,
How lovely are your colors.
Purple, red and orange, too,
Yellow, green and blue so true.
Oh rainbow, oh rainbow,
How lovely are your colors.

~
Arc of Colors
By Marquerite Chase McCue

I'm red, orange, yellow curving hues,
With strips of ribbon green and blue.

I'm a blending band of indigo,
My violet stripe is last to show.

Arc of colors, what am I?
I'm a rainbow in the sky!

**write the poem in an arc pattern**
 


 


All the Colors of the Rainbow
A Rookie Read-About Science Book
Under $4

~
A Rainbow for Me
Contributed by Judy, K teacher, Burnaby B.C, Canada
and twinmom to 2 year old girls

I made up a little book for each child to colour and 'read'.(idea from a
book called 'Rain' - don't know the author offhand, its at school

Title page:  A Rainbow for Me
Page 1 - Rain on the red barn
Page 2 - Rain on the orange ball (picture of a basketball)
Page 3 - Rain on the yellow duck
Page 4 - Rain on the green tree
Page 5 - Rain on the blue car (coloured light blue)
Page 6 - Rain on the indigo house (coloured dark blue)
Page 7 - Rain on the violet flowers (tulips)
Page 8 - A rainbow for me! (Picture of a 'generic' ... could be a boy or
girl ... child with rain gear on and collage of all previous pictures
surrounding him/her
 


More Color Songs & Poems
RED
Tune:  Three Blind Mice

R-E-D
R-E-D
Red is the word,
Red is the word.
Apples and strawberries both are red,
Tomatoes and cherries both are red.
R-E-D spells RED,
Red, red, red!

BLUE
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

B-L-U-E
Spells the color blue.
The sky, the ocean, and some birds
Are all a beautiful blue.

BLACK
Tune:  Mary Had a Little Lamb

B-L-A-C-K spells black
Black like a cat,
Black like a hat.
B-L-A-C-K
Black like a big black bat.

GREEN
Tune:  London Bridge

G-R-E-E-N spells green,
Like a frog,
Or a tree.
G-R-E-E-N spells green,
Just like broccoli!

YELLOW
Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It

Y-E-L-L-O-W spells yellow.
Y-E-L-L-O-W spells yellow.
Yellow is a pretty color,
And because you're a nice feller,
I will tell you 'bout some things that are yellow.

Corn, lemons, and the sun are yellow.
Corn, lemons, and the sun are yellow.
Yes, all of these are yellow
And I always will remember
Y-E-L-L-O-W spells yellow.

BROWN
Tune:  Farmer in the Dell

B-R-O-W-N
B-R-O-W-N
B-R-O-W-N
That's how you spell brown.

The gingerbreadman is brown.
The gingerbreadman is brown.
B-R-O-W-N
The gingerbreadman is brown.

Chocolate chips are brown,
Yes, chocolate chips are brown.
B-R-O-W-N
That's how you spell brown.

WHITE
Tune:  Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

W-H-I-T-E spells the color white for me.
Like the big clouds in the sky
Or the whip cream on my pie.
W-H-I-T-E spells the color white for me!

WHITE
Tune: Happy Birthday

W-H-I-T-E, W-H-I-T-E
Snowballs and popcorn
Are as white as can be.


 

Color Me Happy

If I were the color blue,
I'd sing sad songs for you.

If I were the color yellow,
I'd be a happy fellow.

If I were the color red
I'd look like me when I bled.

If I were the color green,
I'd grow like a big string bean.

If I were the color brown,
I'd be a chocolate town.

If I were the color pink,
I'd be a lemony drink.

If I were the color purple,
Nothing would rhyme with me!



 

Harold and the Purple Crayon Books

Harold and the Purple Crayon
"One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for
a walk in the moonlight." So begins this gentle story that shows just how
far your imagination can take you.

Harold's Fairy Tale:
Further Adventures With
The Purple Crayon
Unable to fall asleep one night, Harold takes his purple crayon and the moon along on a walk in an enchanted garden.

Harold's ABC
Taking along his purple crayon, Harold journeys from A to Z, each letter
 generating a picture from which the word becomes part of an uninterrupted story.

Harold's Trip
To the Sky
Harold travels to the sky with the help of his purple crayon.

Harold's Circus
Harold goes for a walk on a tightrope and tumbles smack into a circus.

A Picture
For Harold's Room
An I Can Read Book

Follow Up Activity
Harold's Magic Purple Finger Paint

Squirt about 1/2 cup of shaving cream into a ziplock baggie.  Add a squirt of red  paint and a squirt of blue paint, then zip it shut.  My students love squeezing and mixing the colors with their fingers until purple magically appears!  Cut a tiny triangle off one corner and squeeze the mixture onto white construction paper for fingerpainting.
 


 

Willie Mc Gurkle

Did you ever hear of Willie Mc Gurkle?
Who walked around town with his nose painted purple?
He was the strangest man I'd ever seen.
One eye was orange and one eye was green.
Yellow hair hung down like straw on his head
Under a hat that was brown, trimmed with red.
His toes stuck out from the holes in his shoes,
And when it was cold they always turned blue.
One day in the rain 'neath an umbrella of black
Willie left town and he never came back.
 


 

These terrific color poems and activities were contributed by
KinderKorner subscriber Kgnteachmb:

Color Cats

 Red cat,
 Green cat,
 Yellow cat,
 Blue ---
 Orange cat,
  Black cat,
 Purple cat, too!

 We go through together and circle the color words with the correct color.
Illustrations are simple for the beginning of the year for those who have
never had a crayon in their hand before!  They love to slap their hand over
their mouth after the word "blue" so they won't say "cat."
 

 Lollipops

 I love red lollipops.
 I love blue lollipops.
  I love green lollipops.
 I love orange lollipops.
 I love yellow lollipops.
 I love black lollipops.
 I love purple lollipops.
 I love brown lollipops.
 Lick, lick, lick.
 No more lollipops!

 We circle color words again.  Easy to illustrtate.  We also make a book of
this (1/4 page size) and do a few pages at a time. It is an easy first book
for them and they are instant READERS!
 


 

Colored Polar Bear Story & Activity
Contributed by KinderKorner subscriber Renate from Germany
 

Once upon a time there was a beautiful white polar bear who often visited
the St. Lawrence Island in Alaska. Now on this island, you find a little
schoolhouse filled with many boys and girls and their beloved teacher,
Ms. Andrews.

It seems as though a neighboring child from Siberia ventured
across the Bering Strait to St. Lawrence Island. Her name was Tatiana,
and she had beautiful golden hair. As she explored the island, she soon
met Mr. Polar Bear.

The children watched out the windows of the
schoolhouse as the bear wished he had golden hair like Tatiana's. He shut
his eyes tightly and wished very hard for golden hair.

Now will you just shut your eyes for a moment
and help polar bear make his wish?
 (Teacher puts 2 drops of yellow food coloring in bear bottle)
 Now you may open your eyes!
AMAZING!
A blond polar bear- Oh, my goodness!

Do you know what the children
shouted out the windows of the schoolhouse? Do you think they liked  a BLOND polar bear?

 Teacher gets children to slap, slap, clap, clap, and snap and say:
POLAR BEAR, POLAR BEAR
YOU ARE A SIGHT!
YOUR COLOR WAS RIGHT
WHEN YOU WERE WHITE!

Mr. Polar Bear was MIGHTY SAD! He thought the children would like his
new golden color! He climbed on an iceberg and began to think about his
problem.

Now, as Mr. Bear rested, he caught a new scent in the air. What did
he smell? As he raised his head and looked around, he saw a young boy coming closer.

Rene was from the GREEN forests of Canada. He wore a green hat, a
green sweater, green pants, and green boots. Guess what he had in his
pocket? Rene had a GREEN lollipop! Polar Bear thought GREEN must be the most beautiful color in the world! Maybe he should be a green bear. He
shut his eyes and began to wish he was green. Can you help Mr. Bear?

 (Teacher puts 2 drops of blue in)
 Now he was a GREEN polar bear!! But the children said:
 (slap,slap...repeat chant above)

Now this made Mr. Bear feel real bad. He pouted and pouted. Polar
bear began to walk across the snow. As he topped a big snow drift, he met
COUSIN BROWN BEAR from Kodiak Island. Cousin Brown Bear had followed the path of green tears that cam from polar bear.

The two bears had a nice,long
visit and before long, Polar Bear began to admire his SMART
COUSIN. The Kodiak Bear is the world's largest bear and gets angry very
quickly.  Polar Bear thinks maybe the children would like him if he were brown
instead.    Let's shut our eyes and wish with Polar Bear.

(Teacher adds 2 drops of red, and children repeat chant above)

  Polar Bear felt so bad, he ran away from the children and dove in the ice
cold waters of the Bering Sea.  Polar  bears are the best swimmers of all
bears. His thick, heavy fur was now BROWN and looked quite strange as the
children of Gambel watched him swim DEEP, DEEP, DEEP into the sea.

Now, if you will just shut your eyes
and think about Polar Bear swimming around under the cold, cold water, a
tiny bit of Alaska magic might happen.

 (Teacher bleaches the water, while their eyes are closed, and continues to talk
about polar bear swimming while the bleach takes effect)

 Polar Bear swims up, up, up, up, to the surface and guess what!

 Children chant:
 POLAR BEAR, POLAR BEAR
Your color IS right!
WE LOVE YOU!
WE LOVE YOU!
YOU ARE WHITE!

Polar Bear decided NEVER to change his color again. After all, polar
bears are supposed to be WHITE, RIGHT?
 

The End

 I use a honey bottle that's shaped like a bear I got from the grocery store. I sit at a table and have the children sit on the floor in front of  the table. I put the bear bottle (filled about an inch from the top with water),  in front of a white board and put my magic (food coloring and bleach) behind the board. Even if the kids watch you put in the food coloring, it's still "magic" to them, because you make green by adding blue to yellow, etc. My kids always love it, and they learn a lot about bears and some geography at the same time!
I hope your kiddos enjoy it as well.
 

Some Color Poems from KinderKorner subscriber GailSara

Red

Red is an apple.
Red is a cherry.
Red is a rose.
And a ripe strawberry.
 

Red

Red is a stop sign,
Red is a rose.
Red is an apple
And a funny clown's nose.
 

Four Red Cherries
Tune:  This Old Man

Four red cherries on the tree,
Two for you and two for me.
So shake that tree and watch them fall.
One, two, three, four - that is all!
 

Blue

Blue is the ocean.
Blue is the sky.
Blue are the blueberries
I put into the pie.
 

Yellow

Yellow is a star.
Yellow is the sun.
Yellow is the moon,
When the day is done.
 

Green

Green is grass,
String beans and peas.
Green are the branches
on Christmas trees.
 

Purple

Purple are grapes.
Purple are plums.
Purple is a violet.
And the bruise on my thumb.
 

Orange

Orange is an orange.
Orange is a carrot.
Orange is the color
of the beak of a parrot.
 

Color Song

Orange is a carrot,
Yellow is a pear,
Green is the grass,
And brown is a bear,
Purple is a plum,
Blue is the sky,
Black is a witch's hat,
And red is cherry pie.
 


 

Links
TeachingHeart.com
Rainbow Unit
great resource for colors
Mrs. Pohlmeyer's
Welcome To School Theme
includes awesome colors activities
Color Madness
A Mini Unit/Webquest for Kindergarten



 

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