Colors Day 9: Brown

For day 9 of our Colors Unit Study we learned about the color brown.  T had a harder time with this color and so we took  couple of days.  We had fun with brown books, brown songs, brown crafts, brown food, brown games, and a brown lapbook.



  • Brown at the Zoo by Christianne C. Jones
  • Do Your ABC’s Little Brown Bear by Jonathan London

Tune: “Three Blind Mice”

Three brown bears, three brown bears.
See all their beds, see all their chairs.
The mommy cooked in a big brown pot.
The daddy’s porridge was much too hot.
The baby bear always cried a lot.
Three brown bears.
–Judith E. McNitt

Color Recognition: Show the child 3 different colored cars (include brown). Have the child point to the brown car.IMG_4840

Word Recognition: Print the Brown paper to use with do-a-dot markers. IMG_4835

Discuss: What is something brown? Acorn, chocolate, bear, etc…

Snack: Brown  sugar cookies with shaved chocolate on top.  IMG_4843 IMG_4845

Brown Breakfast

Waffles with Maple SyrupIMG_4825

Brown Bear Headband

T did the craft on page 137 in his A Beka Nursery Arts & Crafts Book. IMG_4829 IMG_4830

Brown Worms


  • Brown Paint
  • White Paper
  • Paper Plate
  • Yarn


  1. Dip the yarn in the brown paint (like a wiggly worm).
  2. Drop it on the paper to make a worm path.IMG_4837

Football Lacing


  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • White Crayon
  • Brown Shoe Lace


  1. Cut a football from brown construction paper, draw the laces on the middle of it with the white crayon, and laminate it.
  2. Punch holes around it.
  3. Let the child lace the around the football with the shoe lace.IMG_4826

Brown Lapbook


  • 1 File Folder
  • 3 White Construction Paper
  • 2 Brown Construction Paper
  • 5 Printing Paper
  • Brown cut out letters or stickers for “BROWN” (I used my cricut to cut them)
  • 1 Black Sharpie
  • Brown crayons
  • Brown paint
  • 1 Paint brush
  • Brown Markers
  • 20 Brown Stickers (stars, circles, or any other brown stickers that you may have)
  • Brown colored pencils
  • Brown 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 Brown balloon ribbon 4″ long
  • 1 Wall clown 4 feet long (I made mine on posterboard)
  • Glue bottle
  • Glue stick
  • Brown glitter or brown sequence
  • 1 Brown felt 4″x5″
  • Hot glue gun
  • 5 Brown yarn 1″ each
  • 5 Brown ribbons 1″ each
  • 5 Brown pom-poms
  • 6 Brown 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 brown 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″ chocolate drawn in the corner, brown crayons), painting (white construction paper, paint brush, brown paint), markers (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ acorn drawn in the corner, brown markers), stickers (white printing paper, brown sticker), colored pencils (white printing paper with a 3″x3″ bear drawn in the corner, brown colored pencils), play dough ( brown 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 brown (the picture and the blank space). 






  7. While child is playing with play dough; mom will cut a 3.5″x3.5″ square around each colored picture (chocolate, acorn, and bear). 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 brown 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_4841
  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 “brown” 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. IMG_4847
  12. Child will cut the scraps that were saved into 2″ pieces (the shape doesn’t matter).
  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 brown collage. Let it dry.
  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 “BROWN” as big as you can with glue bottle. Let your child add brown glitter or brown sequence to the letters. Let it dry.
  17. While glitter is drying go back to the brown collage and open it up. Let the child glue in the black “BROWN” letters. Let it dry.
  18. While paper collage is drying work on the sensory collage.
  19. Warm up the hot glue gun. Take the brown 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.
  21. Go back to the glitter book and close both sides of the front cover. With the hot glue gun glue the extra brown 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 brown paper collage and glue it to the bottom left of the lapbook.IMG_5764_edited-1 IMG_5763

Brown Crayon

I had T color page 127 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 brown to the front.IMG_4842

Brown Lunch

Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanuts, Pretzels, Chocolate,Chocolate MilkIMG_4849 IMG_4852

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