October 27, 2012

Colors Day 1- Red

Big Red Barn by Christianne C. Jones
Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Birdwell

Tune: “Three Blind Mice”
I love red, I love red.
That’s what I said, that’s what I said.
Firetrucks, wagons and strawberries piled high.
Stop signs, hearts and pizza pies.
Roses, tomatoes and apples, oh my.
I love red.
That’s what I said.
--Jean Warren

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

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

Discuss: What is something red? Apples, fire trucks, ladybugs, etc...

Snack: Red  sugar cookies with red sprinkles 

Red Elmo Painting
  • Outline of Elmo's head
  • Red paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  1. Ask what color Elmo is? Red
  2. Give child the outline of Elmo's head to paint red.
  3. Cut out eyes, mouth and nose from construction paper.
  4. Let child glue them into place.
Find the Red Ball
Materials: 3 red solo cups, a small red ball

Description: Place three cups with their opening down on the ground. Show your toddler the red ball and place it under one of the red cups. Move the cups around for a few seconds. Have your child see if they can follow the cup with the red ball and guess what cup it is under. Once you do this several times, allow your toddler to put the ball under the cup and try to trick you!
Skills Targeted: teach your tot color recognition, teach your tot to follow directions, teach your tot to play games, teach your tot to make guesses

Red Lapbook
  • 1 File Folder
  • 3 White Construction Paper
  • 2 Red Construction Paper
  • 5 Printing Paper
  • Black cut out letters or stickers for "RED" (I used my cricut to cut them)
  • 1 Black Sharpie
  • Red crayons
  • Red paint
  • 1 Paint brush
  • Red Markers
  • 20 Red Stickers (stars, circles, or any other red stickers that you may have)
  • Red colored pencils
  • Red 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 Red balloon ribbon 4" long
  • 1 Wall clown 4 feet long (I made mine on posterboard)
  • Glue bottle
  • Glue stick
  • Red glitter or red sequence
  • 1 Red felt 4"x5"
  • Hot glue gun
  • 5 Red yarn 1" each
  • 5 Red ribbons 1" each
  • 5 Red pom-poms
  • 6 Red buttons
  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 red 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. Set up 6 stations one at each seat around a kitchen table (more than one child can go around the stations at the same time): coloring (white printing paper with a 3"x3" apple drawn in the corner, red crayons), painting (white construction paper, paint brush, red paint), markers (white printing paper with a 3"x3" fire truck drawn in the corner, red markers), stickers (white printing paper, red sticker), colored pencils (white printing paper with a 3"x3" ladybug drawn in the corner, red colored pencils), play dough (red play dough, play dough tools). 
  6. 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 red (the picture and the blank space). 
     Colored Pencil
     Play dough
  7. While child is playing with play dough; mom will cut a 3.5"x3.5" square around each colored picture (apple, fire truck, and ladybug). 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 red 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.
  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 "red" 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.
  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 a red 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 "RED" as big as you can with glue bottle. Let your child add red glitter or red sequence to the letters. Let it dry.
  17. While glitter is drying go back to the red collage and open it up. Let the child glue in the black "RED" letters. Let it dry. 
  18. While paper collage is drying work on the sensory collage.
  19. Warm up the hot glue gun. Take the red 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 red 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 red paper collage and glue it to the bottom left of the lapbook.

Red Crayon
I had T color page 1 in his A Beka Nursery Arts & Crats BookThen 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 red to the front.
Red Lunch
Strawberries, Red Apples, Radishes, Watermelon, pepperoni, tomato,  licorice, Red Juice

Red Tricycle
He loves to ride his red tricycle.

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