Written by: Shelly [Shelly is a teacher at Cool Spring Elementary in Maryland.]
Students will read the Leo Lionni book, Little Blue and Little Yellow. They will then follow up on the story of friendship and differences as they review color mixing.
- To follow up on a wonderful story of friendship and differences.
- To teach children how to make the color green by mixing the two primary colors, blue and yellow.
What You Need:
- Story: “Little Blue and Little Yellow“, by Leo Lionni
- Blue tempera paint or finger paint
- Yellow tempera or finger paint
- 1 piece of white construction or finger paint paper
What You Do:
- Read the story.
- Discuss the story with the children. Ask them how they felt when little blue and yellow’s parents didn’t accept them.
- Tell the children that they are going to retell the story with paint.
- Give each group of children some blue paint and some yellow paint.
- Tell them to use both hands to put one spot of blue on their paper and beside it a spot of yellow.
- Then tell them to make another spot below these two spots by using both fingers together. This will represent blue and yellow hugging.