Learning Activities for the Color Green

Learning Activities for the Color Green
with free printable

Spring is almost here and Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner so it’s time to pull out the green clothing. What a great time for learning activities with the color green.

Content:

Clothing
Toys
Crafts:
Shimmery Shamrock
Caterpillar
Snacks
Story Time
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Clothing

What green clothing do you and your child have? Do you have any shirts with shamrocks or clover on them? Does your child have some bright green socks? Pull them out and put them on today.

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Toys

What kind of green toys can your child find? Do they have any green stuffed toys, like a frog or a dinosaur? Have your child dig into the bottom of their toy box for any little green toys or cars that might be hiding down there. Get out some green play dough and make some snakes and bushes. I’m not very artistic so that’s about all I can create with play dough. (Oh yes, I can make pancakes and pizza too!)

You can make your own color sorter with mini M&M containers. I made these and used them with my children and in my preschool classes. Collect several different color containers.

Color Sorting Buttons

Gather any loose buttons you have around the house. I was able to purchase a big tub of buttons at Wal-Mart several years ago, when they had a better craft section. You may still be able to find something like that at a craft and hobby store. Remove the label and glue a button that is the same color as the container to the lid. Let your child sort through the buttons and put them in the appropriate container. Just be sure to use this sorter with children that are old enough that they won’t be putting the buttons in their mouths.

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Craft

Have fun learning about the color green with this Shimmery Shamrock craft.

Shimmery Shamrocks

These shimmery shamrocks are a great craft for Saint Patrick’s Day as well as a learning activity for the color green. It is also a good activity for discussing shapes because the shamrock is made up of a rectangle and four hearts. This craft works well for children as young as 2 years old as well as for older children. For younger children, you can cut out the shapes and simply let them spread glue and sprinkle glitter. Older children will be able to cut the shapes out themselves. You could also vary this craft by letting your child color or paint the craft sheet rather than using it as a template to cut the shapes from construction paper.

Materials Needed:
Shamrock craft sheet
Green construction paper
Glue
Foam applicator
Plate for glue
Green glitter

Materials Needed for Shamrock Craft

1) Print off the Shamrock craft sheet

Learning Activities for the Color Green: Shamrock Craft Sheet

2) Cut hearts and rectangle stem out of green construction paper.
3) Pour glue out onto a plate.
4) Use a sponge applicator to spread the glue on the heart shapes.
5) Sprinkle green glitter all over the heart shapes.
6) Glue the tips of the hearts together and let dry.
7) Glue stem to back of hearts.
8) Now you have a beautiful shimmery shamrock to decorate with.

Have fun learning about the color green with this Shimmery Shamrock craft.

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Have fun learning about the color green with this adorable little caterpillar.

Caterpillar

Here is a green craft, just in case you are working on the color green and it’s not Saint Patrick’s Day. This would be a great springtime craft or when learning about caterpillars and butterflies. A big plus to this craft is that it is very easy. Even a very young child will be able to create this cute caterpillar.

Materials Needed for Green Caterpillar Craft

Materials Needed:

Green pompoms – two sizes (I used a 1 inch pom for the head and four .75 inch
poms for the body)
Wiggly eyes
Green pipe cleaner
Glue
Optional: magnet or spring-type wooden clothespin

1) Glue the small pompoms together.

Learning Activities for the Color Green: Gluing together Green Caterpillar

2) Cut the pipe cleaner in half then bend it into a U shape. Put glue on both sides of the bottom of the U.
3) Add glue to the larger pompom and press the head onto the caterpillar’s body securing the antennas between the head and the body. Let the caterpillar set for at least an hour to let the glue dry.
4) Then add wiggly eyes and there you have it, an adorable caterpillar.

Have fun learning about the color green with this adorable little caterpillar.

Here I added the caterpillar to the Daffodil craft from Learning Activities for the Color Yellow:

Green Caterpillar used with yellow daffodil craft activity.

Here I added a spring-loaded clothes pin and a magnet to make a memo holder for the refrigerator:

Green Caterpillar as a memo holder.

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Green Foods for snack or meal time

Green apples, kiwi, broccoli, green grapes, lettuce, guacamole, green beans, celery, peas, green peppers

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Story Time

Good Luck!: A St. Patrick’s Day Story (Ant Hill) by Joan Holub
Reading Level: Ages 2 to 7
This is an adorable little book for a young child or an early reader. There are a lot of rhyming words which are fun to listen to and easier for beginning readers: bike – Mike, hat – Matt, ant – Grant It’s a story of a town of ants that are trying to catch the green ant for good luck. A fun adventure and a special prize at the end of the rainbow.

The Big Green Pocketbook by Candice Ransom
Reading Level: Ages 4 to 8
A wonderful story about a little girl, her big green pocketbook and a good deed. A little girl takes her empty pocketbook with her on a trip to town with her mother. She collects all kinds of interesting things along the way. She puts her treasures in her big green pocketbook but what happens when she forgets and leaves it on the bus. Read this adorable book and find out.

The Yippy, Yappy Yorkie in the Green Doggy Sweater (Blossom Street Kids) by Debbie Macomber &
Mary Lou Carney
Reading Level: Ages 4 and up
The story of a young girl, named Ellen, and her Yorkie puppy. Her family has to move to a new town. Ellen doesn’t think she is going to like this move but her mother assures her that it will be fine. Follow Ellen as she and her mother walk through their new town in search of her yippy yappy yorkie that escaped through a hole in the fence. She finds that the new town isn’t as different from her home town as she thought. She also makes a new friend in the process.

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Learning Activities for the Color Yellow

Learning Activities for the Color Yellow
with free printable

Following are some fun learning activities for the color yellow. Find your yellow shirt, put on a big smile and have fun helping your child learn about the color yellow.


Content:

Clothing
Toys
Craft:
Yellow Daffodil
Finger Play
Snacks
Story Time
Related Posts

Clothing

So by now you know where I’m going, right? Help your child find their yellow pieces of clothing and let them help you find your yellow clothing. Get dressed up and ready for Yellow Day.

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Toys

Your child is probably getting the idea of what to do on a special color day. Have them help you go through their toys and find the yellow ones to play with. What can you find?…a yellow truck, Big Bird from Sesame Street, a yellow ball?

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Craft Time

Yellow Daffodil

Materials Needed:

Daffodil Craft Page – click on thumbnail to access the printable craft page
Yellow crayons, markers or paint *
Green crayons, markers or paint
Yellow mini muffin liner
Glue or glue stick
       * You can make your own watercolors by mixing a a couple of drops of food coloring with a little water.             (This is what I did for my sample.)

This is a fairly simple craft activity but it is so cute. It is a great project for the spring or to give as a homemade Mother’s Day gift.

Learning Activities for the Color Yellow: Materials Needed - Daffodil
Learning Activities for the Color Yellow: Materials Needed – Daffodil

Just print the picture, color or paint it and then glue the mini muffin cup to the center of the flower. Presto Chango! You have a beautiful spring flower.

Learning Activities for the Color Yellow: Daffodil Craft

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Finger Play

Five Little Daffodils

One little daffodil had nothing much to do,
(hold up on finger)
Out popped another one, then there were two.
(hold up two fingers)
Two little daffodils were smiling at a bee,
(point to mouth and smile)
Out popped another one, then there were three.
(hold up three fingers)
Three little daffodils were growing by the door,
(slowly raise arms up above head like growing toward the sun)
Out popped another one, then there were four.
(hold up four fingers)
Four little daffodils were glad to be alive,
(clap hands and smile)
Out popped another one, then there were five.
(hold up five fingers)
Five little daffodils were wearing golden crowns,
(act like putting crown on head)
They danced in the breeze in green satin gowns.
(sway and dance around)

                                                                              – Author Unknown

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Yellow Foods for snack or meal time

Bananas, yellow pears, cornbread, yellow peppers, yellow tomatoes, corn,
lemons, lemonade, the yolk out of a hard boiled egg

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Story Time

In My New Yellow Shirt by Eileen Spinelli
Reading Level: Ages 2 and up
What seems like a plain yellow shirt leads to a lot of fun use of a little boy’s imagination. He becomes a duck, a taxi, a lazy caterpillar and several other things. This book inspired the two crafts that I listed in this lesson. Have fun enjoying the book together and then take time to make a craft.

The Yellow Tutu by Kirsten Bramsen
Reading Level: Ages 3 and up
Here is another adorable child with a big imagination. Margo decides to wear her new yellow tutu in a different way. It makes her so happy as she pretends to be many things…that is, she is happy until she reaches school where she isn’t treated very well by the other children. But her friend, Pearl, comes to the rescue; as friends often do.

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Reading Level: Ages 3 and up
This makes a great story to read, in the fall, as the leaves start falling down. The one little yellow leaf isn’t ready to let go of the tree even though it’s the only leaf left around…or is it?

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The Lessons – Overview
Colors – Overview
A is for Apple: You Can Learn More Than Your ABC’s from Apples
Pumpkins are Orange; and Other Learning Concepts
Learning Activities for the Color Red
Learning Activities for the Color Blue
Learning Activities for the Color Green
Learning Activities for the Color Purple
Learning Activities for the Color Orange

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