“The Rainbow Fish”

1. WATCH and LISTEN to “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister as read by Enest Borgnine:


 

2. SONG: “Rainbow Colors”
[to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”]

First comes red, and orange too
Shiny yellow, green and blue
Purple ends the pretty rays
Only seen on rainy days
First comes red, and orange too
Shiny yellow, green and blue!
 

 

3. ACTION: “Five Little Crayons” 

Five little crayons standing in a row (hold up 5 fingers)
The first one said, “I’m red, you know!” (wiggle each finger as you talk about it)
The second one said, “I’m green like a tree”
The third one said, “I’m blue like the sea”
The fourth one said, “I’m yellow as the sun”
The fifth one said, “Being purple is fun!”
Five little crayons, happy as can be (hold up 5 fingers)
Coloring pictures with you and me (point to child and then to yourself) 

Source: Adventures of a Bookworm

 

4. ACTION: “Green Means Go” 

Green means “GO!” Go! Go! Go! (march in place)
Yellow means “Slow.” Slow… slow… slow. (march in slow motion)
Red means “STOP!” (stop suddenly)
Go! Go! Go! (march in place fast!)
Slow… slow… slow. (move slowly)
Stop!

[Source: King County Library System]

 

5.  PLAY a game.

Go on a hunt around your home for objects that are the same color. Begin with red, then work your way through orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. 

For older children, you can begin by setting a timer for 3-5 minutes and drawing or writing every object that you can think of at home that is this color. Once the timer goes off, hunt for the objects and see how many you remembered.

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