Colour and Colouring




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PowerPoint presentations on What is purple? yellow? blue? green? red? orange? white? black? red? grey?.... 

and  Five green bottles

 Why are things coloured?

Colour matters

Make a splash with colour


Colour you Egypt

Colourful eggs


 Crayola colouring page

Color the Rainbow with Freda Frog is a short and fun story that will help children learn to recognize the colors of the rainbow.

Colour the rainbow and the ark

Put the coloured pencil jigsaw back together

Put the 12 pencil jigsaw back together

 Cololur quiz

Online Interactive Coloring Pages
Color right online with our interactive Java coloring book for kids of all ages.

Colour theme days



Arts & Crafts

Fun With Green

Get some yellow construction paper and cut out shapes in blue tissue paper and gluing them on so they make....Green!

Green Finger Paint
1 medium Ziploc bag
Shaving cream (white)
Food coloring
Squirt white shaving cream inside the Ziploc bag, add a few drops of food coloring, and close the bag, making sure that all the air is out. This gives your child the opportunity to explore mixing colors (blue and yellow makes green, etc.) -- and there's no mess to clean up afterwards! Or clip a corner & finger paint with it.

Magic Frog
Run off a cute frog black line on bright yellow construction paper, then have the kids put dots on the frog with "blue" bingo markers. It is magic to them to see the dots turn out "green" on the frog! They then cut the frogs out and put them in their color booklets they are making on the GREEN page.

"Oscar the Grouch"
Using 35 mm film canisters, have the children cut a little square of newspaper (approx. 3X3") put a drop of glue in the bottom of the canister and then put the newspaper in so some sticks out of the top; glue one green pompon on the newspaper, and glue two tiny squiggle eyes on the pompon (they will need help with the eyes.) it looks just like Oscar the Grouch in his garbage can. You can get all the film canisters that you need for free at a film/camera store.

Games & Activities

Green Day
Have a green day and have everyone come dressed in green. Later do some green face painting on the kids.

Recipes & Snacks

Leprechaun lime finger Jell-O
Add 4 cups boiling water to 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin and 3 packages lime Jell-O. Pour into 13x9 pan and chill to set. Cut into squares.

Have a silly green lunch
Kiwi Fruit
Split Pea soup
Green colored milk
Saltine crackers "painted with food coloring in green" It looks gross, but the kids love it.
Complies with USDA food recommendations(fruit- Kiwi, vegetable- lettuce, protein- pea soup, milk- milk, crackers- bread)

Songs, Poems & Finger Plays

Color Song
(Tune: If you're Happy and You Know It)
If there's green on your shoes stand up quick
If there's green on your shoes stand up quick
If there's green on your shoes,
If there's green on your shoes,
If there's green on your shoes stand up quick!

(Of course you can change the article of clothing and the action you do to extend the song or to include others that have green somewhere else.)

Color Hop Song
(tune of Old MacDonald)
I see something that is green
Do you see it too?
I see something that is green.
HOP there if you do.
With a hop, hop here
And a hop, hop there. Hurry up! Hop it up!
Hop as fast as you dare.
I see something that is green.
Do you see it too?

(Have children tell you what they found)

Peter Piper
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers;
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?


Green is the grass
Under both my feet
And green is the broccoli
My mother makes me eat!

More Green

Green are the branches
Budding in the sun
And green are many vegetables
Can you tell us some?


Arts & Crafts

Paint fun
Give children red and white paint in cups, along with a spoon or two, paint brushes and a third container. Have them add whatever quantities of each color they want, stirring and mixing to their hearts delight. Then have them paint with the colors they have come up with. Seeing where pink comes from is really fun and so important for cognitive development. You can control the color by just giving a dab of red and lots of white in the 2 cups.

Pink Search
Collect scraps of wrapping paper all year. For this theme, have the children search for scraps that contain the color pink. They can cut the flowers or whatever pink shapes there are and glue on a sheet of paper (could be pink but it looks really great on black!).

Pink Collage
Have the children look through magazines and old catalogs for pink things, cut out and make a pink book. If you are creative, draw images that they can color, such as a sink (making a pink sink) or a drink and expect someone to rhyme "stink" but that is OK since they have grasped the concept of rhyming!

Cherry Blossom
Shake popped popcorn in a paper bag with a little pink powder paint. These are the blossoms. Glue them to a piece of construction paper or oak tag that has a bare tree drawn on.

Make a simple flamingo by making a number 2 as a body and then adding legs.

Pink Plate Faces
Have children make a paper plate face of themselves. Insert a slightly inflated pink balloon in the mouth for a pink bubble of bubble gum. With older children you could let them inflate and deflate the balloon like a real wad of gum. This would be both hard and dangerous for the littles. Should turn out kinda cute.

Cotton Candy
Materials needed:
Coffee can (for circle stencil)
white construction paper
cotton balls
pink tempera paint
scissors, tape, glue, marker
1. Trace the coffee can to make a circle shape for each child
2. Draw dotted lines on the circle start on outside of circle and
draw down to center. These circles will be the cones
3. Cut out circles and along the dotted lines, fold the cones into shape and tape
4. Color the cotton balls by placing in a Ziploc bag with a little bit of tempera paint and shake to coat
5. Place colored cotton balls in cone (after paint has dried) glue the layers on to hold in place

Impeccable Pigs (Mailbox idea)
Provide each child with a pig cut out shape and have the children paint using pink finger paint. When the paint has dried the children can glue on a large wiggle eye and a pink curly pipe cleaner.

Cotton Candy II
Take paper towel tubes and cotton balls and make a stick of cotton candy. Glue all cotton on top of stick.

Make pig puppets
Begin by having each child paint a plain white paper cup pink. When the paint dries, have the child create some pink construction paper ears and tape them to the cup. The kids can add wiggle eyes or draw eyes with markers. Help the kids use a sharpened pencil to poke a hole in the lower side of the puppet. The child can then slip a finger into the hole to manipulate the puppet.

Games & Activities

Pink Collage
Invite children and parents to look for pink collage items at home to bring to school. Use a very large pink poster board heart as the base for your pink collage.

Pink Math
Let each child mix spoonfuls of red and white paint in a cup. Record how many spoonfuls of each color he or she uses and then paint a little sample of the mixed color next to the numbers. You end up with a colorful mixing chart for your math and science area. You can look to see who used the most spoonfuls of red, pink, or who used the least spoonfuls, who mixed the darkest shade, the lightest shade, etc.

Pink Spy
Play "I spy with my little eye, something that is pink" all around the house. It is great to play this outdoors in springtime if you live near flowering trees that are in bloom.

Pink P Words
Combine pink with other P words such as: pig, petunias, pansies, paint, paper, paste, pop etc. The class can plant pink and purple
flowers, pat pink paint on pig or pansies shapes; play with pink play dough (pat, push, pull), paste pink (tissue) paper as blossoms on a tree; make pretty pink necklaces from pink dyed macaroni; and blow and pop bubbles from pink tinted bubble solution.

Recipes & Snacks

Pink foods: salmon, pink cupcakes, pink lemonade

Mix together 2 cups plain yogurt,12 ounce can unsweetened frozen apple-cranberry juice concentrate and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Pour the mixture into small paper cups and insert plastic spoons for handles. Chill in the freezer until set, then serve as treats for snack time. Makes 8 to 10.

Pig Sandwiches
Make bologna sandwiches into pigs with raisins for eyes, a small circle of bologna for a nose, and triangles of bologna for ears.

Songs, Poems & Finger Plays

The Color Song
(Tune: This Old Man)
Red, red, red, touch your head.
Blue, blue, blue, tie your shoe.
Brown, brown, brown, touch the ground.
White, white, white, take a bite.
Black, black, black, touch your back.
Purple, purple, purple, draw a circle.
Pink, pink, pink, give a wink.
Gray, gray, gray, shout hurray!

Pink (tune: Jingle Bells)
Cotton candy, fat pink pigs,
Girls with socks and bows,
P-i-n-k, p-i-n-k,
That is how it goes!
Bubble gum, valentines,
These are all pink too.
Pink icing and pink balloons,
We can spell can you? yes!

(Frere Jacques)
That spells pink.
That spells pink.
Bubble gum is pink
Pigs and piggies pink
Pink, Pink, Pink
Pink, Pink, Pink