Today is our black day. We read black books, sang black songs, played black games, made black crafts, ate black food, and made a black lapbook. We also made a black balloon to add to our color clown. T is starting to enjoy messy crafts that have to do with glue, ink, and paint.
- Batty Black by Christianne C. Jones
- The Little Black Truck by Libba Moore Gray
Song: TWO LITTLE BLACK BIRDS
Two little black birds, Sitting on a hill. (Hold up two hands, fingers spread)
One named Jack, (Flap fingers on one hand) One named Jill. (Flap fingers on other hand)
Fly away Jack. (Flap fingers on first hand and bring behind back) Fly away Jill. (Flap fingers on other hand and bring behind back.)
Come back Jack. (Jack flies back out) Come back Jill. (Jill flies out)
Two little black birds, (Hold hands out fingers spread) Back on the hill.
Happy together. Together still.
Print out the Black paper to use with the do-a-dot markers.
Discuss: What is something black? Spider, bat, car, etc…
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Sing: Baa Baa Black Sheep
- Black Paint
- Small Bowl
- Dish Soap
- Black Construction Paper
- Googly Eyes
- Small Pink Pom-Pom
- Add a squirt black tempera paint to watery dish soap for the black sheep’s ‘wool’.
- Using a straw cut in half have students blow until the bubbles rise above the bowl. Then immediately place your sheet of paper on top and lightly press it down.
- Continue doing this until most of the paper is covered.
- Let it dry.
- Draw a big puffy cloud shape on the back of the paper and cut it out for the sheep’s wool.
- Cut out a circle head, 2 rectangle legs, and 2 ears from the black paper.
- Glue the sheep together.
Black Spider Prints
- Black Ink Pad
- Black Pen
- White Paper
- Set out the black ink pad and let the child make finger prints on the white paper.
- Use the black pen to draw 8 legs and 2 eyes on each print to make the spiders.
- 1 File Folder
- 3 White Construction Paper
- 2 Black Construction Paper
- 5 Printing Paper
- White cut out letters or stickers for “BLACK” (I used my cricut to cut them)
- 1 White Chalk
- Black crayons
- Black paint
- 1 Paint brush
- Black Markers
- 20 Black Stickers (stars, circles, or any other black stickers that you may have)
- Black colored pencils
- Black 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 Black balloon ribbon 4″ long
- 1 Wall clown 4 feet long (I made mine on posterboard)
- Glue bottle
- Glue stick
- Black glitter or black sequence
- 1 Black felt 4″x5″
- Hot glue gun
- 5 Black yarn 1″ each
- 5 Black ribbons 1″ each
- 5 Black pom-poms
- 6 Black 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 black 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″ spider drawn in the corner, black crayons), painting (white construction paper, paint brush, black paint), markers (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ bat drawn in the corner, black markers), stickers (white printing paper, black sticker), colored pencils (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ car drawn in the corner, black colored pencils), play dough (black 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 pink (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 (spider, bat, and car). 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 pink 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 “black” 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 black 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 “BLACK” as big as you can with glue bottle. Let your child add black glitter or black sequence to the letters. Let it dry.
- While glitter is drying go back to the black collage and open it up. Let the child glue in the white “BLACK” letters. Let it dry.
- While paper collage is drying work on the sensory collage.
- Warm up the hot glue gun. Take the black 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 black 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 black paper collage and glue it to the bottom left of the lapbook.
I had T color page 111 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 black to the front.
Colors Unit Study