Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Storytime About Colors

Toddler Read Alouds
Baby Parade by Rebecca O'Connell

Blue, Blue and Yellow, Too by Biruta Hansen
Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin
Carlo Likes Colors by Jessica Spanyol
Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Barry
I Went Walking by Sue Williams
Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Hello Kitty, Hello Color by Byron Glaser
Little White Fish by Guido van Genechten  -- definitely use with Toddlers
Maisy’s Rainbow Dream by Lucy Cousins
Mary Wore Her Red Dress by Merle Peek
Meeow and the Big Box by Sabastian Brown
Moo Moo, Brown Cow by Jakki Wood
Small Bunny's Blue Blanket by Tatyana Feeney
Who Said Red? by Mary Serfozo

Preschool Read Alouds
And to Name But Just A Few: Red, Yellow Green and Blue by Laurie Rosenwald
Black Meets White by Justine Fontes
Butterfly Butterfly by Petr Horacek
Chameleon Sees Colors by Anita Bijsterbosch (2015)
City Colors by Zoran Milich
Deep Blue Sea by Audrey Wood
Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins
I Know A Wee Piggy by Kim Norman - CROWD PLEASER
I Like Black and White by Barbara Hicks
I Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs
Kid Tea by Elizabeth Fiocelli
Patrick Paints A Picture by Saviour Pirota
Penny Loves Pink by Cori Derrfeld
Red is Best by Kathy Stinson
Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler
We'll All Go Sailing by Maggie Spicer
Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox
WOW! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

School Age Read Alouds

Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan
Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
Courage of the Blue Boy by Robert Neubecker
Dog Blue by Polly Dunbar
Elmer by David McKee
Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar
I Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs
Lemons Are Not Red by Laura Seeger
Little Green Witch by Barbara McGrath
My Many-Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann
Red Lemon by Bob Staake

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Flannel Stories
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin
Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
I Went Walking by Sue Williams
Little White Fish by Guido van Genechten

Color Balloons
(flannel script)
I had a great big red balloon
Until I let it go.
Now where, oh where, I wonder
Did my balloon blow?

I had a great big blue balloon
The string I held so tight
But when I opened up my hand
My balloon flew out of sight.

I had a great big green balloon
As pretty as could be
But when I let go of its string,
It flew away from me!

I had a great big yellow balloon
When I went out to play
But when I wasn't watching,
My balloon just flew away.

Red balloon, red balloon
Where can you be?
Red balloon, red balloon
Up in a tree.

Blue balloon, blue balloon
Where did you fly?
Blue balloon, blue balloon,
Up in the sky.

Green balloon, green balloon
Where can you be?
Green balloon, green balloon
Under the tree.

Yellow balloon, yellow balloon
Where did you fly?
Yellow balloon, yellow balloon
High in the sky.

G-R-E-E-N
(Tune of Bingo)
There was a frog who liked to jump,
And green was his color!
G-R-E-E-N...

If You’re Wearing…
(Tune of Happy & You Know It)
If you’re wearing red, shake your head,
If you’re wearing red, shake your head,
You’ve got red on and you know it,
So don’t be afraid to show it!
If you’re wearing red, shake your head.

If you’re wearing blue, touch your shoe…
If you’re wearing black, pat your back…
If you’re wearing yellow, shake like Jello…
If you’re wearing brown, turn around…
If you’re wearing pink, stop and think…
If you’re wearing green, make a scene…

Plain On Top
Five ice creams waited at the shop,
But no one wanted to eat them - because they were plain on top!
So, one ice cream took some time to think;
He mixed in some bubble gum and changed his color to PINK!

(Countdown)
... knew what to do; he mixed in some blueberries and changed his color to blue...
... was a smart fellow; he mixed in bananas and changed his color to yellow...
... got an idea in his head; he mixed in some cherries and changed his color to red...
... wanted to leave town; he mixed in some chocolate and changed his color to brown...

Traditional Rhymes

Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Jump, Jump, Went the Little Green Frog
Little Boy Blue

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