Monday, April 22, 2013


We've been talking about specific colors all this month in storytime. This week we talked about the color blue. We looked around the library for things that were blue, noticed that I was wearing all blue, and wished that the sky was blue (instead of grey).


Blue by Patricia Stockland

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
Blue Chicken by Deborah Freedman
In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck


For a song this week we sang Three Blue Pigeons (see previous post). I had never heard it before last week, but thought it would be perfect. It is easy enough for first time listeners to start singing along by the second or third verse. Very catchy too.


Blueberries. Most of the kids just gobbled them up, but there were two that had never eaten them on their own (only in muffins and pie) and didn't care for them.


Blue Jello Playdough
I used a recipe I found online to make blue playdough using jello. Gave each kid a chunk and we used our senses to see, hear, smell and touch (but not taste!) the playdough. The youngest ones were happy just manipulating the playdough - for the 3 and 4 year olds, we practiced rolling the playdough into "snakes", then used the snakes to make letters.

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