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Blue

Using a calendar for planning and reinforcing color blue

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Look at the calendar together and review any special dates - birthdays or events - to put on the calendar for this month
  • Select a day this month to have a blue day
  •  On this day let the child choose blue clothes to wear
  •  This can be a Family Blue Day with all family members wearing blue

Simplify

Make a circle of blue with washable paint or marker on the back of a child's hand for blue day instead of dressing in blue

Extend

Go all out for blue day - blue hair, blue fingernails, blue face paint

 

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

What is the most enjoyable thing our family has done together this year?

Can you tell me the name of the month and the name of today?

Materials

  • calendar
  • blue clothes

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Circle
  • Color - Blue
  • Number - Two, 2
  • Alphabet Letters - B, F
  • Senses - Hearing
  • Character Trait - Joyfulness
  • Target Words - Big, Bigger, Happy, Small

Monthly Proverb

Unknown  “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day."

Did You Know?

“A 3-year-old toddler's brain is twice as active as an adult's brain.”- Sean Brotherson, NDSU

Books to Read

"Color Dance"
by Ann Jonas (Activity 8)

"The Grouchy Ladybug"
Eric Carle (Activity 12)

"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom"
by Bill Martin and John Archambault (Activity 4)

"Color Dance"
by Ann Jonas Read/Listen (Activity 8)

"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom"
by Bill Martin and John Archambault Read/Listen (Activity 4)

"The Grouchy Ladybug"
by Eric Carle Read/Listen (Activity 12)

Music Playlist

"Jump Up It’s A Good Day"
by Brady Rymer Album Here Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could (Children) (Activity 10)

"Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes "
by Countdown Kids Album 100 Silly Songs (Children) (Activity 24)

"Joyfulness"
by Nabil David Huening Album Children’s Virtues Songs (Children) (Activity 13)

"If You’re Happy and You Know It "
by Dora the Explorer Album Party Favorites (Activity 26)

"Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"
by Super Simple Songs video (Activity 24)

"If You're Happy and You Know It"
by Super Simple Songs video (Activity 26)

"Joyfulness"
by Nabil David Huening video (Activity 13)

"Jump Up It's A Good Day
by Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could video (Activity 10)

Monthly Materials List

Click Here to view the list!

Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Touch Your Nose

(Activity 25 Month 2)

Touch your nose, touch your chin, That’s the way this game begins. 

Touch your eyes, Touch your knees; Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.  

Touch your hair, Touch one ear; Touch your two red lips right here.  

Touch your elbows where they bend, 

That’s the way this touch game ends.