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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Color Green Lesson Plan

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Green Leaf Sponge Painting

Objective: To learn about the color green

Message: Yellow and blue make green.

Book(s):

  • The Great Big Green by Peggy Elizabeth Gifford
  • Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • Green by J. Jean Robertson
  • Green by Nancy Harris
  • Green by Nicole Pristash
  • Green by Anita Loughrey
  • Green Mug by Angie Sage

Music: “Five Little Speckled Frogs”

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Five little speckled frogs (Hold up five fingers)
Sat on a speckled log (Place fingers next to opposite arm)
Eating the most delicious bugs, yum, yum
One jumped into the pool (Dive one finger over the opposite arm)
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are four green speckled frogs (Hold up four fingers)

Repeat verse while counting down to no green speckled frogs

Fine Motor Skills:

  • CCBS page 16
  • LLCS pages 10-11

Gross Motor Skills: Lily Pad Leaping (CDC page 51). Use green towels, fabric scraps, paper, or any other flat green objects. Have your child practice leaping from object to object. Listen to “Green River” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Craft/Activity: Leaf Sponge Painting (EFF page 104)

Materials

  • Blue and yellow paint
  • Plastic spoon
  • Blank paper
  • Empty container
  • Sponge
  • Scissors

Directions

  1. Cut the sponge into leaf shapes with the scissors.
  2. Pour some blue paint and some yellow paint into the empty container.
  3. Stir the paint with the spoon until mixed into the color green. Add more of either color to change the hue of the green.
  4. Dip the sponge leaves into the paint and then onto the paper.

References

Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills (Grade P). 2011. American Education Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60996-328-6
Everything for Fall: A Complete Activity Book for Teachers of Young Children. 1997. Gryphon House, Inc. ISBN 0-87659-185-3
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

Green Leaf Sponge Painting © 2014 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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