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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Color Red Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Color Red Lesson Plan

Objective: To learn about the color red


Music: “Little Red Apple” (CDC page 311)

A little red apple grew high in a tree. (Point up.)
I looked up at it. (Shade eyes and look up.)
It looked down at me. (Shade eyes and look down.)
“Come down, please,” I called. (Use hand to motion downward.)
And that little red apple fell right on my head. (Tap the top of your head.)

Fine Motor Skills:

  • CCBS page 10
  • LLCS pages 4-5

Gross Motor Skills: Tossing red balls into various containers

Craft/Activity: Name Apple Picking (Inspired by EFF page 22)


  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Red paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Black marker


  1. Cut the cardboard into the shape of apples.
  2. Pour some red paint onto the scrap cardboard.
  3. Allow your child to paint the cardboard apples red.
  4. After the red paint dries, write familiar names on the apples with the black marker.
  5. Ask your child to pick the apples by name. (Teaches your child to recognize familiar names).

Name Apple Picking


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

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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Color Red Lesson Plan © 2014 Heather Johnson
Name Apple Picking © 2014 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. 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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