Friday, January 13, 2017

Toddler Playschool: R is for Rainbows {free printable}

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I'm not sure why rainbows make me so happy. Maybe it's the 80's baby in me? Did you love Rainbow Brite as much as I did? So, I reserved the letter R for Rainbow activities for toddlers in the very start of my planning. Rainbows offer so much in the way of learning activities... from color recognition/sorting/mixing to some truly amazing science activities.  Below you can find our free rainbow lesson plan printable.
 
  
This curriculum is ideal for 2-3 year olds. We'll be reinforcing colors and shapes and introducing letters and numbers. There will also be exploration of different themes each week as we proceed through the alphabet. It provides a flexible framework of activity ideas that can used in the home or classroom. Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Please see here for more info.

Books
A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman
Mix It Up by Herve Tullet
Elmer and the Rainbow by David McKee
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew DeWalt
Monsters Love Crayons by Mike Austin

Songs and Fingerplays
There Was a Rainbow (Bingo tune)
There was a rainbow way up high
It spread across the sky-o
Red, orange, yellow, green
Blue, indigo, purple beams
It spread across the sky-o

If You Mix the Colors (If You're Happy and You Know It tune)
If you mix blue and yellow, you get green
If you mix blue and yellow, you get green
If you mix blue and yellow, the color green will say "hello"
If you mix blue and yellow, you get green

If you mix red and blue, you get purple
If you mix red and blue, you get purple
If you mix red and blue, the color purple will shine through
If you mix red and blue, you get purple

If you mix yellow and red, you get orange
If you mix yellow and red, you get orange
If you mix yellow and red, the color orange will show instead
If you mix yellow and red, you get orange

5 Little Crayons
Five little crayons standing in a line.
The first one said, "I'm red and fine."
The second one said, "I'm green like a tree!"
The third one said, "I'm green like the sea."
The fourth one said, "I'm yellow like the sun."
The fifth one said, "Being purple is fun!"

Literacy
R Page for Alphabet Book
Create a page for the alphabet book. Each page is blank except for the week's letter. Children can be provided with an open-ended activity to decorate the page of their book.  Or you can use the suggested activities to set up an activity to create the page. Once done, pages can be laminated and bound with spiral binding or rings. You can find a template for this book here.  
 
 
 
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 If you missed any of the other lesson plans in this series, you can find them here:
 
I'd love for you to join us on our adventure! If you share on social media, use the hashtag #toddlerplayschool so I can see all of your wonderful activities!
 



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