We had a lot of fun on our orange day too. We read orange books, sang orange songs, played orange games, created orange crafts, ate orange food, and made an orange lapbook. Today was one of T’s favorite food days, ice cream!
- Autumn Orange by Christianne C. Jones
- The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Song: ORANGE TREATS
Orange treats, orange treats, yum, yum, yum.
Which will I choose, oh what fun.
Will it be a carrot, crunchy and sweet?
Will it be orange sections, juicy and sweet?
Will it be orange sherbet, icy and sweet?
What will I choose for my afternoon treat?
Color Recognition: Show the child 3 different colored cars (include orange). Have the child point to the orange car.
Word Recognition: Print the Orange paper to use with do-a-dot markers.
Discuss: What is something orange? Oranges, goldfish, tigers, etc…
Paper Plate Pumpkin
- Paper Plate
- Orange Paint
- Black and Green Construction Paper
- Paint the paper plate orange.
- Cut out eyes and mouth shapes from the black paper.
- Glue the face on the pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern.
- Cut out a stem and leaf from the green paper.
- Glue the stem on the pumpkin.
- White Paper
- Orange Tissue Paper
- Googly Eye
- Mix the glue with a bit of water.
- Cut the tissue paper into small squares.
- Put some glue water onto a piece of paper and let the child spread it around with the paintbrush.
- Let the child put the tissue paper squares onto the paper.
- Let it dry.
- Cut it out in the shape of a goldfish.
- Glue on a googly eye.
- 1 File Folder
- 3 White Construction Paper
- 2 Orange Construction Paper
- 5 Printing Paper
- Black cut out letters or stickers for “ORANGE” (I used my cricut to cut them)
- 1 Black Sharpie
- Orange crayons
- Orange paint
- 1 Paint brush
- Orange Markers
- 20 Orange Stickers (stars, circles, or any other orange stickers that you may have)
- Orange colored pencils
- Orange 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 Orange balloon ribbon 4″ long
- 1 Wall clown 4 feet long (I made mine on posterboard)
- Glue bottle
- Glue stick
- Orange glitter or orange sequence
- 1 Orange felt 4″x5″
- Hot glue gun
- 5 Orange yarn 1″ each
- 5 Orange ribbons 1″ each
- 5 Orange pom-poms
- 6 Orange buttons
- 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 orange 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.
- Set up 6 stations one at each seat around a kitchen table: coloring (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ orange drawn in the corner, orange crayons), painting (white construction paper, paint brush, orange paint), markers (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ goldfish drawn in the corner, orange markers), stickers (white printing paper, orange sticker), colored pencils (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ tiger drawn in the corner, orange colored pencils), play dough ( orange play dough, play dough tools).
- Let your child start with painting (so it will dry on time) and work his way around the table completing each activity 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 orange (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 (orange, goldfish, and tiger). 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 orange 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 “orange” 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 orange 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 “ORANGE” as big as you can with glue bottle. Let your child add orange glitter or orange sequence to the letters. Let it dry.
- While glitter is drying go back to the orange collage and open it up. Let the child glue in the black “ORANGE” letters. Let it dry.
- While paper collage is drying work on the sensory collage.
- Warm up the hot glue gun. Take the orange 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 orange 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 orange paper collage and glue it to the bottom left of the lapbook.
I had T color page 91 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 orange to the front.