Today is our green day of our Colors Unit Study. We had fun today reading green books, sing green songs, creating green crafts, eating green food, and making a green lapbook. T especially likes the painting, and today he got to paint with his green tractor!
- Camping in Green by Christianne C. Jones
- Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Song: THERE’S A COLOR WE ALL KNOW
(Tune: “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”)
There’s a color we all know,
It’s the color that means “Go!”
Oh, grass is green and lettuce is green,
Leaves and spinach and peas are green,
There’s a color we all know,
Word Recognition: Print out the Green paper to use with do-a-dot markers
Discuss: What is something green? Frog, tree, grapes, etc…
- Sheep Outline
- Green Paint
- Paper Plates
- Green Toy Tractor or Toy Car
- Give the child a paper with the sheep.
- Pour paint onto the paper plate.
- Dip tractor tires into the paint and roll them on the sheep
- Cover the sheep with the paint.
- Cut out the sheep
- Green paper (different shades)
- Green tissue paper (different shades)
- Green wrapping paper (different shades)
- Brown Construction Paper
- Cut different sized triangles from the different green papers.
- Let the children glue the “trees” onto the brown paper to create a forest.
- 1 File Folder
- 3 White Construction Paper
- 2 Green Construction Paper
- 5 Printing Paper
- Black cut out letters or stickers for “GREEN” (I used my cricut to cut them)
- 1 Black Sharpie
- Green crayons
- Green paint
- 1 Paint brush
- Green Markers
- 20 Green Stickers (stars, circles, or any other green stickers that you may have)
- Green colored pencils
- Green 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 Green balloon ribbon 4″ long
- 1 Wall clown 4 feet long (I made mine on posterboard)
- Glue bottle
- Glue stick
- Green glitter or green sequence
- 1 Green felt 4″x5″
- Hot glue gun
- 5 Green yarn 1″ each
- 5 Green ribbons 1″ each
- 5 Green pom-poms
- 6 Green 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.
- 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.
- Glue 1 piece of white construction paper in the middle.
- Cut the 2 green pieces of construction paper in half long-wise.
- Glue one half on each side of the open lapbook and on each side of the closed lapbook.
- Let the child complete the following activities: coloring (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ frog drawn in the corner, green crayons), painting (white construction paper, paint brush, green paint), markers (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ tree drawn in the corner, green markers), stickers (white printing paper, green sticker), colored pencils (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ grapes drawn in the corner, green colored pencils), play dough ( green play dough, play dough tools).
- 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 green (the picture and the blank space).
- While child is playing with play dough; mom will cut a 3.5″x3.5″ square around each colored picture (frog, tree, and grapes). Save the rest of the paper for the balloons.
- Cut a piece of the white construction paper in half long-wise. Fold it in a tri-fold accordion style. Glue the 3 green 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.
- 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).
- 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 “green” on the balloon before you hang it if you would like).
- 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.
- Child will cut the scraps that were saved into 2″ pieces (the shape doesn’t matter).
- 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″.
- Child will glue his paper scraps on the front of the folded paper and on both sides of the inside to form an green collage. Let it dry.
- 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).
- Open it up and write “GREEN” as big as you can with glue bottle. Let your child add green glitter or green sequence to the letters. Let it dry.
- While glitter is drying go back to the green collage and open it up. Let the child glue in the black “GREEN” letters. Let it dry.
- While paper collage is drying work on the sensory collage.
- Warm up the hot glue gun. Take the green 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.
- Then glue the felt sensory collage to the top right of the lapbook.
- Go back to the glitter book and close both sides of the front cover. With the hot glue gun glue the extra green 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.
- Go back to the green paper collage and glue it to the bottom left of the lapbook.
I had T color page 55 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 green to the front.
Colors Unit Study