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Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri
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bookshelves: tales-for-twos, preschool-storytime

Fiction:
Mouse Paint
My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.


Could also do a "Feeling Blue at the Library" theme:
Combine these other books:
Molly and the Night Monster
The Deep Blue Sea - Audrey Wood
Blue / by Sarah L. Schuette
Nonfiction:

Activity/Movement/Song:
If you are wearing Red song on CD
Tune of "Happy and You Know It
If you are wearing red, shake your head
If you are wearing red, shake your head
If you are wearing red
Then please shake your head
If you are wearing red, shake your head

If you are wearing blue, touch your shoe
If you are wearing blue, touch your shoe
If you are wearing blue,
Then please touch your shoe
If you are wearing blue, touch your shoe

If you are wearing green, bow to the queen
If you are wearing green, bow to the queen
If you are wearing green,
Then please bow to the queen
If you are wearing green, bow to the queen

If you are wearing yellow, shake like Jell-O
If you are wearing yellow, shake like Jell-O
If you are wearing yellow,
Then please shake like Jell-O
If you are wearing yellow, shake like Jell-O

If you are wearing black, pat your back
If you are wearing black, pat your back
If you are wearing black,
Then please pat your back
If you are wearing black, pat your back

If you are wearing brown, turn around
If you are wearing brown, turn around
If you are wearing brown,
Then please turn around
If you are wearing brown, turn around

OR:
If you're wearing red today,
Red today, red today,
If you're wearing red today,
Stand up and say "Hoo-ray!"

OR:
I usually use the tune to Mary Had a Little Lamb, but you can also use Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.

If you're wearing red today, red today, red today
If you're wearing red today, please stand up!

That's it! Easy peasy, right?! Of course you repeat and replace the color red with whatever colors you see out there in the audience. And I usually do "please stand up" two or three times and then warn them that I'm going to mix it up, so they'd better listen. And then I do other actions. Please clap your hands, please touch your ears, please stand on one leg, please rub your tummy, etc. etc.

In my experience, the kids really respond to it and they like listening for the colors and the actions. When I think we've gotten everybody to do an action at least once, I'll ask if we missed any colors (and often they'll suggest doing the color I happen to be wearing..!).


OR:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpMqcM...
Use paint samples - or print colour rectangles. Attach samples to white paper stand up bags and had our to children - they have to find the right bag to go in.

Craft:
Colour a rainbow

OR
New and Improved Rainbow-Making work
In my last post I wrote about my Make-a-Rainbow activity. fine-motor activity for the children.

First, I cut the pipe cleaners I had been using into shorter pieces. I also cut the florist foam piece in half again. I added a bowl with pony beads: 10 beads of each of the 6 colors. Now the children will poke one end of the pipe cleaner into the foam, thread the 10 corresponding colored beads onto it, and then bend it into an arch and poke the other end into the foam, creating one color band of the rainbow.

OR

Spin Art Hearts
spin art in a salad spinner
Instead of round paper cut to fit the salad spinner, we made hearts.

The how-to is simple: Put your paper in the spinner. Squeeze/drop/dribble on some paint - slightly watered-down tempera works great. Now, put the lid on and spin, spin, spin!



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