Learning Colors

17 Jan

The Lollipop Song (sang to the tune of skip to my lou)

Lollipops, lollipops, yum yum yum!

Lollipops, lollipops, yum yum yum!

Lollipops, lollipops, yum yum yum!

Please come over and give me some!

**This one is a fingerplay because you will be utilizing props**

What you will need:

White construction paper

A circle stencil, no smaller than your palm

Popsicle sticks


Paint (colors of the rainbow, plus more)

Paint Brushes


With your child (or chilDREN, provided you are working in a Nursery School), make 10 circles out of paper.  Make them no smaller than the palm of your hand, as they will be learning visuals.  The colors of the lollipops will be as follows:

Red     Blue     Green     Yellow     Orange     Purple     Brown     White     Pink     Black     Gray

The goal here is to get the child/children learning all of their colors.

After all of the circles are painted each color (one color per circle), wait for them to dry.  After drying process is complete, glue one popsicle stick to the back of each lollipop.

After the glue dries, you may begin singing the “Lollipop Song”!

Upon completion of the line:

“Please come over and give me some!” … Ask the child/children to give you one of the lollipops by color..then another, and so on.

OPTIONAL:  If you have time, you can make a chart with velcro and attach the lollipops as the song goes on.

***TIP***:  In between the identifying of each color ask: “Can you name something that is that color?”  This will exercise their cognitive skills.  This is a super-fun activity.  If you decide to do it at your Nanny-gig or in your classroom, please send a picture to theniftynanny@gmail.com


Clipart courtesy of Pam’s ClipArt.


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