Families: Colors

For more information on how I plan and prepare my family storytimes, check out this introduction post. I starred the materials used in the plan. Some activities go unstarred because I only do this program once a week.

The Plan

Books

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Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek*
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Little Green Peas by Keith Baker*
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

Early Literacy Tip

Storytimes are your child’s first classroom setting. By coming regularly and participating together, you are preparing your child for school.

Theme Extension Activities

Featured CD: Bari Koral Family Rock Band’s “Rock and Roll Garden”*

Featured Track: #6 Colors*

Flannelboard: “Maisy Mouse”*

Flannelboard: “Brown Bear”

Prop: “Scat the Cat”*

Song: “Driving Round In My Red Car” (Tune: “Bumpin’ Up and Down In My Little Red Wagon”)*
Driving round in my little red car
Driving round in my little red car
Driving round in my little red car
Zoom zoom zoom zoom zoom
(Go through red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple)
Credit: Childhood

Song & Scarves: “These Are the Colors” (Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)*
Red and yellow, green and blue
These are the colors over you
Red as a flower, green as a tree
Yellow as the sun, blue as the sea
Red and yellow, green and blue
These are the colors over you
Credit: Read Sing Play

Repeating Extension Activities

I had four back-up activities in case I needed them for time. I rarely used them, but here they are:

  • Dance Your Fingers Up
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Thumbkin

How It Went

I took over family storytime this fall and was absolutely thrilled to see so many friends from this summer’s “Shake Shimmy, & Dance” programs. I had a pair of sisters being so kind with one another during our scarf songs, I saw a new toddler and his mom snap a selfie, and had some of my favorite kiddos being wonderful at participation. My new introduction and warm-up activity was a huge help! And as always, Scat the Cat and Maisy are magic.

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