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Color Craft and Learning Activities
for Preschool

Learning Colors through Crafts and Activities

 

Crafts and Activity to Learn All Colors

 

Sorting Colors Learning Activity for Preschoolers

Color Sorting Cans for Preschoolers from www.daniellesplace.com

 

These cans can be used over and over again. Use liquid chalkboard markers on removable chalkboard labels. Wipe off the words from the labels and reuse them for other educational activities. The labels peel off easily and can be used over and over again.

What you will need:

Tin Cans from Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Can Opener that folds down the edge of the can when opening

Pliers

Removable Chalkboard Labels

Liquid Chalk Markers

Can Covers - The set of 18 has 12 - 3" lids for 15 oz. cans
6 - 4" lids and 6 3.5" lids for 20 oz. cans

 

How to Make the Can Sorters:

1. Use a can opener that folds down the edge of the can when opening. If you have any sharp edges use pliers to press down the edges. Cans with the pull tabs to open have sharper edges and aren't recommended.

2. Write the color names on the chalkboard labels and stick them to the cans.

3. Collect small toys and household items of different colors.

4. Have your child place the items in the appropriate cans, saying the color each time he places an item in the can. Some colors may be a combination of more than one color so help your child find the can that is the closest match.

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Great Children's Books About Color

purple yellow and green

Purple, Green and Yellow by Robert Munsch

Brigid, a little artist that must have the latest colouring markers can't talk her mother into buying her super-indelible-never-come-off-till-you're-dead-and-maybe-even-later colouring markers, so she settles for just regular markers. When she points out to her mother that she didn't draw on the walls, the floor, or herself with the markers, her mother lets her have colouring markers that smell.

But the Brigid soon gets tired of the new markers, and finally talks her mother into buying her the super-indelible-never-come-off-till-you're-dead-and-maybe-even-later colouring markers promising she wouldn't draw on the wall, the floor, or herself. But Brigid soon gets bored of drawing on paper and decides she will color her fingernails "because even mothers colour their fingernails".

Her fingernails looks so pretty she decides to colour her hands, and they were so pretty she colours her face, she keeps colouring until she colours herself "almost entirely all over". Of course, she tried to wash it off, but nothing came off. Children will love finding out how Brigid solved her colouring problem.


 

Purple

Crafts and Learning Activities for the Color Purple

 

Purple House Coloring Activity for Children

Use the coloring sheet with the story of "Purple Little Bird" by Greg Foley. Purple Little Bird loves purple. He lives in a purple house, with everything painted purple, but something isn't right. Find out what Little Bird learns about color.

Purple House Activity Sheet for "Purple Little Bird" Children's Book from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Crayons or Colored Pencils

Paper

What to do:

1. Before class print out the Activity Sheet. (Available to members.)

2. Read the story "Purple Little Bird" by Greg Foley and then have your children color pictures that go along with the story. Have them color two different pictures one using all purple colors and the other using a variety of different colors.

See "Purple Little Bird" Activity - Thinking About Color for more ideas for this book.

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Children's Books Using the Color Purple

 

 

Red

 

Crafts and Learning Activities for the Color Red

The Little Red Hen Craft for Kids

Use this craft to go along with "The Red Hen" story for children below.

The Little Red Hen Craft for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Colored Paper

Scissors

Crayons or Markers

Glue

How to Make the Red Hen Craft:

1. Before class print out the red hen pattern onto red paper. You can use white paper and let your children color the pattern if you would like.

(A Pattern for this craft is available to members. It is basically a large triangle with the points folded in. The chick is the same triangle only smaller.)

2. In class have your children color the pattern and cut it out, and then fold down the top point to make the hen's head and beak, and fold in the two side points to make the wings.

3. After reading the story "The Red Hen" by Ed Emberley let your children cut shapes from colored paper scraps and glue them to the hen to add unique features to the hen pattern.

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Children's Books Using the Color Red

the red hen

The Red Hen

This the classic story of The Little Red Hen who tries to get help, but no one will help so she ends up doing everything herself, but the illustrations are humorous and colorful. Children will love this version.