This activity (excerpt) is taken from:
Transition Tips and Tricks for Teachers by Jean Feldman, Ph.D.
This chant is an effective way to engage children in a group activity, while reinforcing color recognition and listining skills. No materials are needed!
How? Tell the children to look at their clothes and think about what colors they are wearing. Explain that they will have to listen very carefully and do what you say in the Color Chant.
If you're wearing RED
Put your hands on your head.
If you're wearing BLACK,
Then touch your back.
If you're wearing BROWN,
Touch the ground.
If you're wearing GREEN,
Wash your hands real clean.
If you're wearing BLUE,
Put your hands on your shoe.
If you're wearing PINK,
Then think and think.
If you're wearing GRAY,
Have a nice day.
If ORANGE is what you wear,
Then touch your hair.
If you're wearing WHITE,
Squeeze your hands real tight.
If you're wearing PURPLE,
Say, "Murple gurple."
If you're wearing YELLOW,
Wave to your fellow.
You're all looking mighty fine,
And that's the end of the color rhyme!
This activity (excerpt) is taken from: Transition Tips and Tricks for Teachers by Jean Feldman, Ph.D., Page 136. ISBN: 0876592167 © 2000 Gryphon House, Inc.
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