YELLOW : Books + Activities
Happy Yellow Day!
The color yellow is one of the happiest - in my opinion. Is the color of light and sunshine. My kids would want me to tell you that it is also the color of bananas. We celebrated Yellow Day with books, smoothies, and lots of yellow. Check out our activities below and then make sure to share how you celebrated Yellow!
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Yellow Ball by Molly Bang
A little yellow ball gets left at the seashore and goes on an incredible adventure. We loved the illustrations in this one.
Yellow Square by David A. Carter
This is an incredicble pop-up book. It is a beautiful feat of paper design that will amaze you.
The Little Yellow Chicken by Joy Cowley
A twist on the tale of the little red hen. In this tale, the yellow chick is throwing a party but none of his friends are inclined to help.
Part of the fun of a color week is finding an item of clothing or two to wear for the day. We decked out in Yellow and then snapped some selfies before we headed out for the morning. (Cognitive)
Lemonade Sensory Bin
Gather: A sensory bin, a towel, water, ice cubes, lemons, small bowls, wooden spoons. Slice the lemons into slices (not wedges) and let them float in the water. This is a sensory bin that engages all of the senses, at least in our case. There was an abundance of ice cube and lemon eating. If you aren't okay with this, make sure you are clear with your expectations. My preschoolers also poured and scooped, put things and out of the bowls, stirred, and generally enjoyed pretending to cook.
Yellow Art Invitation
Create a basket of Yellow art materials. My basket included; yellow markers, yellow colored pencils, yellow crayons, yellow stampers, yellow gummed art tape, and some yellow tissue paper. Place this on your art table with some blank paper as an invitation to create. (Fine Motor + Creativity)
We had a Yellow Snack, but in the morning we also made a Yellow Smoothie. The simple directions are below. Cooking with kids is a great opportunity to develop self help skills. In this case it was also a science lesson in color mixing. We discovered that orange + white = yellow. (Self Help + Fine Motor)
1 Frozen Banana
1/2 Cup Frozen Mango
2 Oranges - Juiced
1 Cup Soy Milk
2 TBSP Peanut Butter
(Makes one serving)
Put the banana, mango, orange juice, soy milk and peanut butter in the blender. Blend until creamy. We have this FANTASTIC blender that makes creating smoothies super simple. The ingredients are poured in, blended with a push of a button, and then poured in a cup. We make an assembly line of sorts and quickly create a simple breakfast. If you are using a large blender, simple add the above ingredients x the number of people. If the smoothie is too thick, simply add more orange juice and soy milk in equal parts.
Yellow Duplo Challenge
Another invitation on the Quiet Time shelves today, and probably the favorite, was the Yellow Duplo Challenge. It sounds exciting and possibly complicated, but all I did was put our Yellow Duplos in a basket on the shelf and challenged them to see what they could build with just Yellow.
Rainbow Journal : Yellow Page
Continue the Rainbow journal today that you are using for the entire Preschool Color Week. You can find directions for starting one on our Red Day page. For yellow day, turn to the next blank page and have your preschooler copy the word YELLOW. Then have them use the basic of Yellow art materials to draw whatever they want on the facing page. (Literacy)
This is the other project that will last you the entire Preschool Color Week. Today add to the Rainbow in the yellow space. Gummed Art Tape is hugely popular in our house right now so we added some Yellow today. (Creativity + Social Skills)
Yellow art materials
Yellow building materials
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