My Many Colored Days
My Many Colored Days is such a fun book to share with your preschoolers! Bright and colorful, with stunning and imaginative illustrations, this Seuss selection offers a fantastic jumping off point for discussing emotions with your kiddos. If you're interested in incorporating this great Seuss title into your plans for Seuss' birthday/Read Across America, here are a few activities and crafts you might consider including!
Color Journal/Book. Help your kiddos make the connection between colors and feelings with one of these fun projects! Erin over at E is for Explore invited her kiddos to keep a color journal, assessing their mood at the beginning of the day (or during writing workshop!) and completing the journal page with an appropriate color. If you don't have time to incorporate a daily color journal, consider having your students complete a color feelings book like the example from OMazing Kids. The kid cutout pages are super cute and your preschoolers will have a fun booklet of their own to read again and again.
Color Writing Craftivity. This fun writing craftivity from EduPerry expands the colors + emotions theme to have your preschoolers think about what animals or people might exhibit the particular emotion. For example,
- On red days, Daniel feels as courageous as a firefighter.
- On yellow days, Mary feels as happy as a clam.
- On gray days, Sofia feels as shy as a mouse.
Printable Unit. With science and language arts connections, as well as some fun art opportunities, this free lesson plan download from Homeschool Share is sure to give you some great activity ideas. We especially love the suggestion to play I-Spy and the science extension exploring color mixing!
My Many Colored Days Playlist. Who doesn't like listening to music while working? OMazing Kids created a playlist at SoundCloud.com that would go perfectly with your lessons!
We hope these crafts and activities help you as you plan your Seuss unit!