Colorful storytime

It’s been awhile since I did story time, but we’re back!  I’m going to do it once a month (which is really 3 times in a week as there are three different preschool classes).  Since it’s gray out, the theme was COLORS!

Of course we started with the welcome/goodbye song, “The More We Get Together” by the Cedarmont Kids:

singalong

Then Color Farm by Lois Ehlert.  I love this book because it gives preschoolers the chance to show off – colors, shapes, farm animals, and animal sounds all in one book.  (Although I forgot to switch the titles for 1st grade on Monday and read this, to which one student said, “Why are we reading baby books?”  Fair enough!)

color-farm

Then we voted on the color of their parents’ cars, and we sang a couple of verses:

1 little, 2 little, 3 little (red) cars, 
4 little, 5 little, 6 little (red) cars,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little (red) cars,
Going down the street.

Then Freight Train by Donald Crews:

freight-train

Then a song I learned from teaching children at church:

Choo-choo, the big train is coming down the tracks.
Choo-choo the big train is coming down the tracks.
Stop, look, and listen,
Stop, look, and listen,
Choo-choo the big train is coming down the tracks.
Choo-choo!

Then Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh.  This one is great as kids can show off their color mixing prowess.  The 4-year olds knew those, but 3-year olds didn’t yet.  They’ll learn!

mouse-paint

I thought of doing the Hokey Pokey here (like how the mice put their feet into the paint), but I thought that would get too wild and crazy.

The last book I did doesn’t exactly have anything to do with color, other than it being colorful.  I read Eric Carle’s From Head to Toe:

head-to-toe

Then we closed with “The More We Get Together.”

#bestpartoftheweek!

 
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