Colors Storytime (#1)

Last Tuesday marked the first of my weekly family storytimes. Colors seemed like a simple, straight-forward theme, so I went with it. There are so many books about colors, I will do more color-themed storytimes in the future without any worry of overlapping ideas or stories. That being said, I will use Mouse Paint again at some point because I have some ideas for making it an interactive game.

Opening Song
“Clap and Sing Hello!” from Storytime Katie

Books Used

dinosaur colors lemons are not red mouse paint

How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
Lemons Are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Activities
We played two similar games using the color die from Think Fun’s Roll and Play Board Game:

#1. We played Roll and Play as Think Fun intended. A child rolls the die and chooses a card from the pile that corresponds to the color that was rolled. All of the children follow the card’s instructions.

#2. We rolled the die to find out what color of toy to take from the toy box. This pretty much ended with the two two-year olds present rummaging through the box to find the toys they wanted. Fun was had by all, so it worked out. Version #2 could easily be modified into a relay-type race if the children were older (and there was enough of them).

Closing Song
A variation on “Clap and Sing Hello!”

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