OPENING SONG: Mister Sun
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.
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! 🙂
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