Thursday, October 13, 2011

Little Blue and Little Yellow By Leo Lionni

Lionni, L. (1959). Little Blue and Little Yellow. New York: HarperCollins. Grades Toddler-PreK.

Subject Area: Language Arts
Genre: Picture Book, Colors

Summary: This story is about the color yellow and the color blue. They are the best of friends. One day, they can't seem to find each other. They search and search and eventually they find one another. They are so relieved to finally have found each other that they hug so tight that their colors mesh together and they turn into one, the color green.

Themes/Topics: Colors, friendship

Initiating Questions & Activity:
  • Questions: What is your favorite color? Do you have a second favorite color? What would happen if you mixed those two colors?
  • Activity: We will discuss and share with the class everyone's favorite colors and what that color reminds them of. We will also discuss and name one object that represents each color, giving every student an opportunity to contribute.

Culminating & Extending Questions:
  • Questions: What do your two favorite colors make when they mix together? What does this story make you think of? Did you enjoy the story?
  • Activity: We will actually take the opportunity to mix our favorite colors with painting stations. Each student will choose their two favorite colors and mix them together and  find what the resulting color will be. Each child will report to the class what they ended up with and tell us whether or not they like that color.

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