BLUE

Toddler and Pre-School Theme Days

Little Boy Blue

(point to your shirt)
Come blow your horn

(hands to lip to make a horn and make a sound)
The sheep’s in the meadow

(“Baaaaa” like a sheep and hide a fist behind your back)
The cow’s in the corn

(“Moooo” like a cow and hide the other fist behind your back)
But where is the boy who looks after the sheep?

(hold hand to eyes and search)
He’s under a haystack fast asleep

(fold hands and put your head on them as if sleeping)
Will you wake him?

(Point)
No, not I.

(shake your head “no”)
For if I do he’s sure to cry.

(rub eyes like you are crying)

Having colour theme days is a great way to introduce/teach/reinforce the colours to your toddler. 

When my youngest son was 2 ½ he showed no interest in learning his colours.  We read him a few books about colours and used his colour sorting toys but he still mixed them up.  Once we started these theme days he caught on quickly and started to proudly exclaim what colours he was wearing or what colours were on his toys without prompting.  He even named what Colour Day he wanted to do next.

My eldest son was a little jealous about his little brother getting special theme days so we started to wait until he got home from school to do the colour hunts.

Toddler and Pre-School Theme Days

Print out theFamily Theme Day Planner and decide which activities you’d like to do.

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Having colour theme days is a great way to introduce/teach/reinforce the colours to your toddler. 

When my youngest son was 2 ½ he showed no interest in learning his colours.  We read him a few books about colours and used his colour sorting toys but he still mixed them up.  Once we started these theme days he caught on quickly and started to proudly exclaim what colours he was wearing or what colours were on his toys without prompting.  He even named what Colour Day he wanted to do next.

My eldest son was a little jealous about his little brother getting special theme days so we started to wait until he got home from school to do the colour hunts.

PREPARATION:

Go through your crayons, markers, paints and construction/craft paper and remove all the blue ones to use for this theme.

Set aside any blue dishes (cups, plates, bowls, spoons, paper straws etc.) you may have and use these for snacks, lunch, dinner etc..

Set aside blue clothes like blue jeans and a blue t-shirt for your child to wear that day (and yourself, too, if you’d like).

A Glowing Blue Ice Heart

SONGS:

Download from your favourite music provider the old tune “Blue Moon” (a little Elvis is always fun but there are other versions) and do some slow dancing around the living room.  There's always "Blue Suede Shoes" as well to speed things up!

Even if it isn’t Christmas you can always dig out your Christmas CD’s and use the classic “Blue Christmas” (of course Elvis’ is great but there are many other recordings).

The Colour Blue

RHYMES:

Go through your child’s nursery rhyme book to find “Little Boy Blue” or go online to http://www.famousquotes.me.uk/nursery_rhymes/little_boy_blue.htm for the historical origin.

Sit on the floor with your child and have your child repeat these words and actions: