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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Color White Lesson Plan

Cotton Swab and Cotton Ball Snowflake

Objective: To learn about the color white

Book(s):

  • It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw
  • Black & White by Tara Hoban
  • White on Black by Tara Hoban
  • White: Seeing White All Around Us by Michael Dahl
  • White by Nancy Harris
  • White Winter by Christianne C. Jones
  • White as a Seashell by Molly Dingles

Music: “Find the Color”

(Tune: “Do You Know the Muffin Man?”)

Can you find the color white?
The color white, the color white?
Can you find the color white?
Somewhere in this room?

Yes, I see the color white.
The color white, the color white.
Yes, I see the color white.
The _____ is in this room. (Name something white in the room.)

Fine Motor Skills:

  • CCBS page 28
  • LLCS pages 26-27

Gross Motor Skills: Toss cotton balls into a bowl. Listen to songs with white in the title.

  • “White Room” by Cream
  • “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
  • “White Wedding” by Billy Idol
  • “Little White Church” by Little Big Town

Craft/Activity: Cotton Swab and Cotton Ball Snowflakes

Materials

  • Blank blue paper
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
  • Scrap cardboard

Directions

  1. Pour some glue on the cardboard.
  2. Create snowflakes by gluing the cotton swabs and cotton balls to the blue paper.
  3. Optional: Print or draw the outline of a snowflake onto the paper for your child to cover.

References

Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills (Grade P). 2011. American Education Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60996-328-6
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

Cotton Swab and Cotton Ball Snowflake © 2014 Heather Johnson

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