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Teaching Colors to Preschoolers

As a teacher turned homeschool mom to my preschool aged son, I knew it was time for me to start compiling all of the things we do all day long, and turn them into a curriculum for you! With insight and knowledge of both the classroom and homeschool, the Pencils & Play Learning Curriculum was thought out and planned in a way that it could be used in either setting.

I made sure everything was laid out for you. These scripted lesson plans have the objectives, materials needed, warm-ups, guided activity, independent activity, hands-on center, connected worksheet and homework all planned out!

The colors covered in this unit are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, black, brown, grey, and white. Each color has an original poem. The poems connect each color to real life objects, helping children make connections. 
Here’s a sample of one of the poems:
Hands-On Preschool Unit for Teaching Colors including sensory bins, guided activities, poems, and more
I’m all about tying in multiple skills whenever I can. These flashcards provide an opportunity to build vocabulary and foster background knowledge. The unit provides ideas for differentiating these flashcards dependent on the level of your learners.
Hands-On Preschool Unit for Teaching Colors including sensory bins, guided activities, poems, and more
If you follow me on Instagram (@mrsvschickadees) then you know I’m always talking about hands-on learning. I believe so much in the power of hands-on activities. This unit is jam packed with ways to get kids moving, touching, and exploring colors.  There are detailed directions for prepping and executing these activities.
Hands-On Preschool Unit for Teaching Colors including sensory bins, guided activities, poems, and more

Hands-On Preschool Unit for Teaching Colors including sensory bins, guided activities, poems, and moreh

Hands-On Preschool Unit for Teaching Colors including sensory bins, guided activities, poems, and more

Hands-On Preschool Unit for Teaching Colors including sensory bins, guided activities, poems, and more

Hands-On Preschool Unit for Teaching Colors including sensory bins, guided activities, poems, and more

Hands-On Preschool Unit for Teaching Colors including sensory bins, guided activities, poems, and more

Sensory bins are a phenomenal tool for young learners. They engage them, while activating their senses, and improving their fine motor skills. This unit includes lots of ways for incorporating sensory bins. You get material lists, ideas, and examples.
Hands-On Preschool Unit for Teaching Colors including sensory bins, guided activities, poems, and more

Hands-On Preschool Unit for Teaching Colors including sensory bins, guided activities, poems, and more

Hands-On Preschool Unit for Teaching Colors including sensory bins, guided activities, poems, and more

Hands-On Preschool Unit for Teaching Colors including sensory bins, guided activities, poems, and more
But you guys, thats not all! There’s way more than you see here, like a parent send home letter, teacher information, assessments, and supplemental activities. There’s a total of 93 pages in this download!
You can see more or grab your copy here:
And don’t forget to pin either of these images so you can easily come back to this post:
Hands-On Preschool Unit for Teaching Colors including sensory bins, guided activities, poems, and more

Hands-On Preschool Unit for Teaching Colors including sensory bins, guided activities, poems, and more


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Hi, I’m Michelle! I’m a teacher, mommy, and curriculum designer from Long Island, NY. I’ve taught both general and special education, with a focus on grades pre-k through first. My passion is hands-on learning, and finding ways to make all things engaging and fun!

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