Monday, August 15, 2016

A COLORING WE'LL GO!

Do you remember the thrill of getting a NEW box of crayons before school started?  Many things change in this world, but the "possibilities" of a new box of crayons never diminishes!
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A Coloring We’ll Go   (Tune: “A Hunting We Will Go”)
Chorus:
A coloring we’ll go.
A coloring we’ll go.
Hi ho, it’s fun you know,
A coloring we’ll go.

Use straight and curvy lines.
Use straight and curvy lines.
With yellow, purple, green, and orange,
We’ll make our picture fine. (Chorus)

The details we will draw.
The details we will draw.
Imagine all the little things.
The details we will draw. (Chorus)

We’ll fill in the page.
We’ll fill in the page.
Use as many colors
As you are in age.

A coloring we’ll go.
A coloring we’ll go.
We’ll put them in the box and close the top
When we’re through, you know.


*Run off a black and white copy of a picture and a color copy. Show these to the class and encourage their comments. Which one do they like best? Why? Have them draw a picture using a black crayon. Then ask them to draw the same picture using all the colors.

*A good rule of thumb is to encourage them to use as many colors as they are in age. If they only use two colors you might say, “Oh, are you only two years old today?” They’ll quickly return to their seats and add a few more colors!

*Remind children before drawing to close their eyes and get a picture of what they want to create in their heads. Think about it before you begin drawing.

*How many details can you add? Can you fill in the whole page so that no “daylight” (aka paper) is showing?

*If you have “orphan crayons” (aka crayons found on the floor) you can create a special lost and found box for them.

*Altoid tins and mini m&m containers are good for storing crayons when the box falls apart.