Children LOVE the Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? written and illustrated by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle.
It’s gentle rhyming and gorgeous, tissue-paper illustrations make it one of their favorites. Bring that same excitement into your classroom circle time by making my color bear color recognition game.
To make this group activity print out a bear pattern for each child in your class using the pattern Color Bears.
You may either photocopy the bear onto construction paper or color them. Make a wide variety of colors.
After the bears and colored or printed, laminate them or cover with contact paper for durability. Glue a craft stick to be used as a handle to the back side of each bear. Reinforce the glue with heavy packaging tape.
Start this chant as a group:
Blue bear, blue bear what do you see?
The child or children with the blue bear(s) must stand up and identify by pointing to one item in the room that is blue.
Then chant back: I see a blue ____ looking at me! (Chair, shirt, book etc)
Continue until each child has had a turn and each color has been used.