Learning a new song and singing along is great for my auditory learners, but my visual and kinesthetic kinders need a little bit more than just a catchy song for the new words to really click and leave an impression on them. Fortunately, kpmdoodles had some great farm-themed clip art. So, I created an activity booklet and poster set inspired by "Color Farm."
|'Colors' Farm Booklet and Coordinating Posters|
Teaching with the BookletEach page of the booklet features a predictable sentence that names a color and an farm animal referenced in the song (1 for each of the 8 color words). The color word for each animal is missing, this is where the meaningful task comes in to play. Each time a new color word is learned, distribute the new color word to students. Have students color with appropriate colored crayon, then cut letters apart on the dotted lines, mix the letters up, unscramble, and glue letters in correct order on corresponding page in booklet. The animal can also be colored to match the completed sentence.
|have students color each color each word|
|students cut out the letters and mix them up|
|unscramble and glue in proper order on booklet paper|
|completed booklet pages|
This was a super-fun, interactive experience for my students. The best part was that all children had a new book that they can easily read when the project was finished. We stored the completed books in the students' book boxes. I often saw my kinders revisiting the booklets during our Daily 5 time.
You can purchase the Color Word Interactive Farm Book & Poster Set at Teachers Pay Teachers or Teachers Notebook for $4.00. Click a link to start shopping!