A friend of mine over at TotSchooling did an activity similar to this one on Instagram. I saw it and knew I just had to create my own version for all of you.
Now, if you are looking at this activity and thinking this is not challenging enough for your Lil’ Creator, I don’t blame you. At first glance, it probably isn’t. However, I have ways to incorporate reading comprehension skills with this activity so your Lil’ is also learning to extract information from a text and use that information to recall details and make connections.
Let me show you how.
Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Interact with and recall details from a text that was read aloud

Visual Arts

  • Identify basic colors

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recall details from a text that was read aloud

Visual Arts

  • Identify basic colors and understand that you can combine colors to make new colors

Fine Motor

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear Color Sort Template

*Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

*Scissors

Step #1

Print and cut out the Brown Bear, Brown Bear Color Sort Template.

Save some paper and ink by keeping this template for the Brown Bear Sensory Bin.

Step #2
Read the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

 

While reading, match the animal to the corresponding colored square.

*Stopping during the text and matching the images to the corresponding color encourages your Lil’ to work on recalling a text and deepens their understanding of text as a whole and the vocabulary for the individual words (colors and animals.)

Teacher Tip

This is an activity that I laminated and added velcro so she could do it over and over with ease. It will go in her quiet time bin now that we have done it together and I know she can do it independently.

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