Colors Day 3: Blue

Day 3 of our Colors Unit Study is our blue day.  Today we read some blue books, sang some blue songs, played some blue games, created some blue crafts, and made a blue lapbook. T especially enjoyed to blue food that we had today.

Blue

Read:

  • Splish, Splash, and Blue by Christianne C. Jones
  • Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket by Tatyana Feeney

Song:WE LOVE BLUE
(Tune: “Three Blind Mice”)

We love blue. We love blue.
Yes, we do. Yes, we do.
We love the ocean and sky so blue.
We love blue ribbons and blue jeans, too.
We love blueberries, so good for you.

We love blue.
–Liz Ryerson

Color Recognition: Show the child 3 different colored cars (include blue). Have the child point to the blue car.IMG_4402

Word Recognition: Print the Blue paper to use with do-a-dot markers. IMG_4422

Discuss: What is something blue? Blueberries, train, jeans, etc…

Snack: Cookie Monster Cupcakes

1.  Bake cupcake according to directions and make frosting according to directions.

2.  Dye the frosting blue, also dye some coconut blue.IMG_4395

3.  Frost the cupcakes and then dip them in a bowl of blue coconut.IMG_4396

4.  Cut a mini marshmallow in half and stick mini chocolate chip in each half.IMG_4397

5.  Stick the marshmallows onto the cupcake for the eyes.IMG_4398

6.  Use the handle end of a spoon to dig out a mouth.IMG_4399

7.  Stick a mini chocolate chip cookie in the mouth. IMG_4401

Blue Fish Painting

Read: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

Materials:

  • White paper
  • Blue paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Masking tape
  • Googly Eye

Directions:

  1. Use the masking tape to make the shape of a fish on the white paper.IMG_4407
  2. Let the child paint the whole paper blue.
  3. After it dries peel off the masking tape.IMG_4440
  4. Add a googly eye.  It looks like you have a blue fish swimming in blue water now.IMG_4442

Blue Jeans Drying on the Line

Materials:

  • Blue Construction Paper (different Shades)
  • Blue Wrapping Paper (different Shades)
  • Blue Tissue Paper (different Shades)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Green Construction Paper
  • Marker

Directions:

  1. Cut pants shapes from the different types of papers for the blue jeans.
  2. Draw a clothes line on the green paper.
  3. Child glues the pants hanging on the line.IMG_4427

Blue Lapbook

Materials:

  • 1 File Folder
  • 3 White Construction Paper
  • 2 Green Construction Paper
  • 5 Printing Paper
  • Black cut out letters or stickers for “BLUE” (I used my cricut to cut them)
  • 1 Black Sharpie
  • Blue crayons
  • Blue paint
  • 1 Paint brush
  • Blue Markers
  • 20 Blue Stickers (stars, circles, or any other blue stickers that you may have)
  • Blue colored pencils
  • Blue play dough
  • Play dough tools (just a few)
  • 8″x10″ Balloon pattern from cardstock
  • 4″x5″ Balloon pattern from cardstock
  • 1 Scissors
  • 1 White balloon ribbon 3 feet long
  • 4 Blue balloon ribbon 4″ long
  • 1 Wall clown 4 feet long (I made mine on posterboard)
  • Glue bottle
  • Glue stick
  • Blue glitter or blue sequence
  • 1 Blue felt 4″x5″
  • Hot glue gun
  • 5 Blue yarn 1″ each
  • 5 Blue ribbons 1″ each
  • 5 Blue pom-poms
  • 6 Blue buttons

Procedure: Today I decided to just do one part of the lapbook at a time instead of setting up the 6 stations at the table.  This way we didn’t have to do it all at once.

  1. Open file folder and twice fold (fold one end toward the middle crease then fold the other end toward the middle crease) in the sides so you can open the folder in the middle with the two doors on each side.
  2. Glue 1 piece of white construction paper in the middle.
  3. Cut the 2 blue pieces of construction paper in half long-wise.
  4. Glue one half on each side of the open lapbook and on each side of the closed lapbook.
  5. Let the child complete the following activities: coloring (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ blueberries drawn in the corner, blue crayons), painting (white construction paper, paint brush, blue paint), markers (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ train drawn in the corner, blue markers), stickers (white printing paper, blue sticker), colored pencils (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ jeans drawn in the corner, blue colored pencils), play dough (blue play dough, play dough tools).
  6. Let your child start with painting (so it will dry on time) and work on the other activities ending with play dough (so you will have time to cut while he plays). Child should fill as much of each paper as possible with blue (the picture and the blank space). 
    IMG_4411

    Painting

    IMG_4412

    Markers

    IMG_4413

    Stickers

    IMG_4414

    Colored Pencil

    IMG_4423

    Crayons

    IMG_4444

    Play Dough

  7. While child is playing with play dough; mom will cut a 3.5″x3.5″ square around each colored picture (blueberries, train, and jeans). Save the rest of the paper for the balloons.
  8. Cut a piece of the white construction paper in half long-wise. Fold it in a tri-fold accordion style. Glue the 3 blue pictures on the 3 sections (all pictures should be one the same side of the opened paper). Glue the back of the bottom third of the paper to the bottom right of the lapbook.IMG_4439
  9. Mom will trace and cut a 4″x5″ balloon shape with the cardstock pattern out of the crayon paper, markers paper, stickers paper, and colored pencil paper (be sure to save the scraps). Then cut an 8″x10″ balloon shape with the cardstock pattern out of the painted paper (be sure to save the scraps). 
  10. Tie the 3 foot balloon ribbon to the painted balloon and hang it on the wall with the ribbon in the clowns hand. (you can write “blue” on the balloon before you hang it if you would like)
  11. Tie the 4″ balloon ribbons to each of the crayon, markers, sticker, and colored pencil balloons. Glue them in the center of the lapbook being sure to glue the top part of each ribbon too. You can tie all the ribbons together or leave them hanging.
  12. Child will cut the scraps that were saved into 2″ pieces (the shape doesn’t matter). IMG_4430
  13. Cut 1 piece of white printing paper in half so you have an 8″x4″ piece. Fold it long-wise so it measure 4″x4″.
  14. Child will glue his paper scraps on the front of the folded paper and on both sides of the inside to form an blue collage. Let it dry.IMG_4433
  15. While the collage drys take the other half of the white construction paper that was cut in half long-wise earlier. Cut it down to 8″x4″ . Twice fold in the sides like the lapbook is folded (so you have kind of doors on the front).
  16. Open it up and write “BLUE” as big as you can with glue bottle. Let your child add blue glitter or blue sequence to the letters. Let it dry.IMG_4416
  17. While glitter is drying go back to the blue collage and open it up. Let the child glue in the black “BLUE” letters. Let it dry.
  18. While paper collage is drying work on the sensory collage.
  19. Warm up the hot glue gun. Take the blue felt piece. Have the child show you were he want’s the yarn, ribbon, pom-poms, and 5 of the buttons. Mom will hot glue them on.
  20. Then glue the felt sensory collage to the top right of the lapbook.IMG_4436
  21. Go back to the glitter book and close both sides of the front cover. With the hot glue gun glue the extra blue button on the middle of the front being sure to just put glue on one of the flaps. Glue the glitter book to the top left of the lapbook.
  22. Go back to the blue paper collage and glue it to the bottom left of the lapbook. IMG_5779 IMG_4443

Blue Crayon

I had T color page 35 in his A Beka Nursery Arts & Crafts Book.  Then I cut out the crayon and glued it standing upright to the front of his lapbook.  I also added his name, age and the color blue to the front.IMG_4405

Blue Lunch

Blueberries, Jello, Blue Marshmallows, Blue GatoradeIMG_4446 IMG_4448

Colors Unit Study

Day 1: Red

Day 2: Yellow

Day 3: Blue

Day 4: Green

Day 5: Purple

Day 6: Orange

Day 7: Rainbow

Day 8: Black

Day 9: Brown

Day 10: White

Day 11: Gray

Day 12: Pink

Day 13: Review