Tot-School Colors

T still doesn’t know all of his colors so we decided to have a fun tot-school month with colors.  We did tons of fun tot activities.  We did a lot of color matching and did some fun activities with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

Colors Book List

Red by Patricia M. Stockland
Yellow by Patricia M. Stockland
Blue by Patricia M. Stockland
Green by Patricia M. Stockland
Purple by Patricia M. Stockland
Orange by Patricia M. Stockland
Black by Patricia M. Stockland
Brown by Patricia M. Stockland
White by Patricia M. Stockland
Gray by Patricia M. Stockland
Pink by Patricia M. StocklandIMG_4960
Oscar Otter’s Colors by Maurice Pledger
Richard Scarry’s Colors by Richard Scarry
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do Y ou See? by Bill Martin Jr.
Cyndy Szekeres’ Colors by Cyndy Szekeres
Bright Basics Colrs by Nina Filipek
One Gray Mouse by Katherine Burton
How do Dinosaurs Learn their Colors? By Jane Yolen
My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
Skippyjon Jones Color Crazy by Judy Schachner
Maisy’s Colos by Lucy Cousins
Colors by Ship of Foods Design Group
Cat’s Colors by Jane Cabrera
The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
One Brown Bunny by Marion Dane BauerIMG_4547

Colors Tot-tubsIMG_5036Tot-Tub #1 (top left) Stringing Pipe Cleaners

Cut holes in the top of an oatmeal container and put colored round paper hole strengtheners on each hole. Put pipe cleaners in the corresponding color holes.IMG_4993

Tot-Tub #2 (top right) Color Wheel Clothespins

Laminate a color wheel and paint one color onto each clothes pin.  Let the child attach the colored clothspins to the corresponding color on the color wheel.IMG_5015

Tot-Tub #3 (middle) Sorting Pom-Poms

Child uses tongs to sort colored pom-pom balls into the corresponding colored bowls or in this case I used paint lids.IMG_5013 IMG_5039

Tot-Tub #4 (bottom left) Lacing Colored Buttons

Child laces the buttons onto the corresponding colored shoe string.IMG_5034
Tot-Tub #5 (bottom right) Color Arrow Puzzles

I printed out and laminated the Color Puzzles #2 for T to put together.IMG_5008

Color Headers

I found these Color Headers in the Target back to school clearance last month.  I punched out the pieces and laid them on the floor for T to match up. IMG_5079

Crayon Box

I used page 1 in our A Beka Arts & Crafts with Button Bear book.IMG_5124

Brown Bear Heads and Tails

First we read Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.  Then I printed out pages 13-15 this Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do You See Pack for T to match 2 piece puzzles together. IMG_5040 IMG_5072 IMG_5089

Brown Bear Mini Book

I printed out pages 2-4 of this Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do You See Pack for T to color.IMG_5073

Then I cut out the little pages and laid them on the floor out of order. As I read Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do Y ou See? by Bill Martin Jr. he lined them up in the correct order.IMG_5087

Then I stapled them all together.  He loved having a little book that he made, and it was of a familiar story!IMG_5088

Sorting Pattern Blocks
I got out colored paper and let T sort the colored pattern blocks onto the corresponding color.IMG_5003Sorting Colored Cards

I got out his Eric Carle Animal Alphabet Cards and started sorting them by color.IMG_4097Color Magnets

I found these magnets that could be sorted by shapes or colors at Target.  IMG_5031

Colored Tooth Picks

I painted 5 sections of the styrofoam piece and let T stick the colored tooth picks in the corresponding colors.IMG_4773

Sorting Shades

I got some paint samples and cut apart the shades.  T sorted the shades under the correct color.IMG_5020Paint Brush Color Matching File Folder Game

I found this fun Paint Brush Color Matching Game for T to put the paint brushes into the matching paint jars.IMG_5006