ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: The Color Blue

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Color Blue

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Bake up Mika's Blue Impossible Pie!

Alicia brought our attention to Kiz Club's file folder game for the color blue.

Vanessa shared a simple activity for sorting colors. Use this activity to highlight whatever color you are currently working on with your preschool age child.

Color Boxes:
Collect small items of various colors from Happy Meals and sort them into separate shoe boxes. Use colored Sharpies to color large circles of every color on a white, vinyl tablecloth from the dollar store.Children can sort objects by color onto the tablecloth.

Child Fun shares three different blue crafts: Blueberry Blue, Blue Necklaces, and Blue Fireworks.

Plan a blue themed day around the classic nursery rhyme Little Boy Blue.

Little boy blue, come blow your horn;
The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn.
Where's is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under the haystack, fast asleep.
DLTK has a round up of Blue's Clues Activities to add to your blue lessons.

Easy Fun School has a great list of blue arts and crafts: blue collages, blueprints, blue soap, blue chalk, and more.

Find many downloadable blue worksheets and coloring pages at Enchanted Learning.

A to Z Kids Stuff suggests blue sensory table, science, and group time activities.

An online interactive color blue activity is available from Sheppard Software.

Media Ideas:
The Blue Balloon
Bear in the Big Blue House
Big Blue Engine by Ken Wilson-Max
Blue Hat by Angie Sage
Veggie Tale Video: Madame Blueberry

Snack Ideas:
~Blueberrie Muffins or Pancakes
~Blue Pudding
~Blue Milk
~Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid or Jell-O

The Blueberry Bush
(Tune: The Mulberry Bush)
Here we go round the blueberry bush,
The blueberry bush, the blueberry bush.
Here we go round the blueberry bush,
So early in the morning.

Pick the blueberries small and round,
Small and round, small and round.
Pick the blueberries small and round,
So early in the morning.

(Taste the blueberries, ripe and sweet,etc.)

The Farmer in the Dell
B-L-U-E spells blue,
B-L-U-E spells blue.
Hi Ho, did you know?
B-L-U-E spells blue.

Finding Colors Tune
"The Muffin Man"
Oh, can you find the color blue,
The color blue, the color blue?
Oh, can you find the color blue,
Somewhere in this room?

I See Blue
tune: Frere Jacques
I see blue,
I see blue.
Yes, I do.
Yes, I do.
I see a blue block,
I see a blue crayon.
I see blue.
Yes, I do.


  1. My kids learned the B-L-U-E spells blue song. For a second verse, they sang:

    The big sky is blue.
    The ocean's blue too.
    Hi ho, did you know?
    B-L-U-E spells blue.

    I love that little song. :)