Debbie Haren, Preschool Teacher
Children learn colors by playing a variation of musical chairs.
To learn to walk to music in a circle and to learn colors.
- Music cassette of slow to moderately fast music
- Cassette player
- Pieces of construction paper of different colors (enough for each child to have a piece of paper to stand on. I would make the construction paper blue, green, red, yellow orange, and purple. Maybe 3 or 4 of each color)
Tape colored construction paper to the floor where you are going to play the songs. Put down enough construction paper for every student to have a color to stand on. You can have more than one student on the same color just not the same piece of construction paper. For example, you can have three kids on three pieces of blue construction paper.
Explain to the students that when the music stops they are to stay on that color of paper. After the music is turned of the teacher will select a color and ask who is standing on the color ___________. (green) then those students say their name.
If desired you can all students win a prize when their color is called and everyone plays until their their color is called and they win a prize. This would be good for at a festival or celebration such as a birthday party!