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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Color Brown Lesson Plan

Brown Bark Rubbings

Objective: To learn about the color brown

Message: Red, yellow, and blue make brown.


  • Brown: Seeing Brown All Around Us by Michael Dahl
  • Brown as an Acorn by Molly Dingles
  • Brown at the Zoo by Christianne C. Jones
  • Brown by Nancy Harris
  • Beautiful Brown Eyes by Marianne Richmond
  • Brown Food Fun by Lisa Bullard
  • Brown Everywhere by Kristin Sterling

Music: “Brown Bear”

Brown bear, brown bear
Turn around
Brown bear, brown bear
Touch the ground
Brown bear, brown bear
Reach up high
Brown bear, brown bear
Touch the sky
Brown bear, brown bear
Bend down low
Brown bear, brown bear
Touch your toe

Fine Motor Skills:

  • CCBS page 24
  • LLCS pages 22-23

Gross Motor Skills: “Little Brown Leaf” by Jean Warren

Little brown leaf, falling to the ground (Wave hands back and forth towards the floor)
Little brown leaf, twirling around (Spin around)
Little brown leaf, landing in a pile (Fall to the floor)
Little brown leaf, with a great big smile (Jump up and smile)

Craft/Activity: Bark Rubbings (AFIL page 159)

Use brown crayons and blank paper to make bark rubbings of different trees. Explore the texture of the bark as well as the shades of brown.


Bowkett, Wendy & Christine Baillie. 2010. Activities for Individual Learning Through Shape and Colour. Continuum International Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-4411-5554-2
Let’s Learn Colors & Shapes (2+). 2011. Spectrum Early Years. ISBN 978-1-60996-201-2
Schiller, Pam and Pat Phipps. The Complete Daily Curriculum for Early Childhood (Revised). 2011. Gryphon House. Inc. ISBN 978-0-87659-358-5

Image Credits

Brown Bark Rubbings © 2014 Heather Johnson

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