Storytime: Colors #2

Books

bear sees colors dogs colorful day mix it up white rabbit color

Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson (used only for toddler storytime)
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Mix It Up! by Herve Tullet (used only for family storytime)
White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker

Songs

“Colors” (from Storytime with Ms. Kelly)
(I used the tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
Oh can you find the color (insert color name),
The color (insert color name), the color (insert color name),
Oh can you find the color (insert color name),
Somewhere in this room?

Music
“Jenny Jenkins” by Lisa Loeb

*The idea for this was for everyone to dance or move, but it ended up being me dancing with one child swaying back and forth and the rest of children/parents looking at me like I was crazy. Someday they will dance with me. Someday.

Activities
Color Changing Milk (from Steve Spangler) aka “Magic Milk” – I bought plastic dessert plates and covered the bottom with whole milk. Add several drops of liquid food coloring. I gave each child a Q-Tip and had them gently dip it in the middle of the plate. Did anything happen? No. Then they dipped the Q-Tip in dish soap and put it back in the milk. Did anything happen? Yes. The colors ran away. After those first two dips, the rest of the time was spent swirling the milk/colors around until it turned into a gray-greeny mess. Very popular with both children and parents.

color 1 ed

color 3

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