Crayons & Colors Storytime




BOOK 1: Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

ACTION SONG: If You’re Wearing…
(Tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)
If you’re wearing red today, red today, red today
If you’re wearing red today, please stand up!

(continue with all the colors that the group is wearing..clap your hands, touch your ears, hop on one leg, tickle your toes, jump up and down, etc.

Credit: Abby the Librarian

FLANNEL RHYME: I Have a Crayon
I have a crayon, I’ll give it to you.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of blue.
I have a crayon, a lovely little fellow.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of yellow.
I have a crayon, it’s here on my head.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of red.
I have a crayon, we can draw a circle.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of purple.
I have a crayon, what do I see?
Here is my crayon, an orange one for me.
I have a crayon, the best ever seen.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of green

Credit: Storytime Katie

*I hid the crayons behind the flannel board and brought them out as we said each color-this got them all guessing what was next! The group took turns putting the crayons in and out of the box.

Source for Flannel Board Pieces:
Crayons- Clker
Crayon Box- ABC Teach

photo 2

photo 1

BOOK 2: My Crayons Talk by Patricia Hubbard

CLOSING RHYME: Tickle the Clouds

CLOSING SONG: Skinnamarink

CRAFT: Sandpaper Crayon Prints
This is such a cool craft- the kids were amazed! 🙂

White Cardstock

Sandpaper (The finer the better- we used 150)

First, I cut the cardstock and sandpaper into half sheets so it would be easier for the kids to work with. Have them color directly onto the sandpaper (grain side). Make sure they color as hard as they can 🙂 Once coloring is completed, put the sandpaper crayon/picture side down onto white cardstock and iron right on top of sandpaper. The crayon wax will begin to melt onto the cardstock (you will be able to see this through the sandpaper). The ironing only takes about 30 seconds- 1 minute depending on the drawing. Make sure the cardstock is cool before letting the kids touch it 🙂

Picture demonstration & instructions: Play at Home Mom

Credit: Play at Home Mom





3 thoughts on “Crayons & Colors Storytime

  1. I just want to say how much I love your storytimes! When planning my own preschool storytimes, I know when I get to your blog I am going to find great things. Thank you so much for sharing!!


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