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THE COLOR WHITE
“QUICK STARTS” FOR THE COLOR WHITE

 Draw chalk on dark paper.

Stamp white snowflakes on dark paper with a snowflake rubber stamp.

Tear out white ghost shapes from white paper towels.  Add black eyes.

Make vanilla milkshakes with vanilla ice cream and milk.

Make white sundaes by putting white whipping cream on top of a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Catch white snowflakes on dark paper.

Go on a white hunt to find white objects.

Blow white ping pong balls across a table to one another.

Look for white clouds in the sky.

Sing the song “Little White Duck”.

Sprinkle white glitter on a white snowman cut out that has been spread with glue.

WHITE ART

WHITE TEXTURE COLLAGE
This is a fun project for your children to do as a group.
Set out a large piece of white poster board for a base.

Then invite the children to create a texture collage by gluing on an assortment of white materials; such as, cotton balls, facial tissue, string, lace, felt scraps, plastic-foam peanuts, navy beans, plastic bag scraps, and salt.
 

WHITE NECKLACE

 From white tissue paper or other white paper, cut out small shapes, such as circles or squares.

Punch a hole in the middle of each shape.

Then let your children string the shapes on pieces of white yarn to make necklaces.

Yarn activities require adult supervision.

WHITE GAMES

WHITE MEMORY GAME

On a tray, place several white items, such as a piece of chalk, a cotton ball, an envelope, a facial tissue, and a sugar cube.

Allow your children to examine the items for a minute or two.
Then cover the tray with a white cloth and have the children try to name the items from memory.
Or secretly remove one item and ask the children to tell you which white item is missing.
 
LAUNDRY TIME
Collect clean items of both white and colored clothing. Mix up the items and set them on the floor in a pile.
Set out two laundry baskets
Invite your child (or children) to “sort the laundry” by placing all the white clothes in one basket and all the other clothes in the other basket.
 
WHAT’S WHITE?
For each of your children, tape a white paper circle to the floor.
Let the children dance around while you name different colored items.
Whenever they hear the name of something white, have them stop dancing and stand on a white circle.
Continue as long as interest in the activity lasts.
 
WHITE LANGUAGE
LITTLE LAMB PUPPETS
Give your children lamb shapes cut from heavy white paper.
Set out some glue and have them spread glue around the lambs body.
Set out white cotton balls for the children to place on the glue.
Help children add faces with marking pens and tape on craft sticks for puppet handles.
Have the children use their puppets to tell lamb stories or when they recite the rhyme, “Mary Had A Little Lamb”.

 
WHITE RIDDLES

I am white.
I am round.
I am made of snow.
What am I?                                         SNOWBALL

I am white.
I am fluffy.
I float down from the sky.
What am I?                                         SNOWFLAKE

I am white.
You heat me until I pop.
You eat me with butter and salt.
What am I?                                         POP CORN

 

I am white.
I am cold and sweet.
You can eat me on a cone.
What am I?                                         ICE CREAM

WHITE SCIENCE
SNOW
Discuss with your children just how snow is made.
Let your children collect some snow on a snowy day and do some indoor experiments with the snow.
 
WHITE TEETH
Discuss with your children the importance of keeping their teeth white by brushing them.
Also, set up a display of foods that can discolor their teeth.
 
WHITE SNACKS
WHITE SNACKS
Serve milk, cottage cheese or yogurt.
Eat saltines spread with cream cheese.
Make mashed potatoes or rice.
Use white bread for tuna fish sandwiches.
WHITE SONGS

SING FOR WHITE
Tune:  “Jingle Bells”

Sing for white, sing for white,
Let’s all sing for white.
Sing for eggs and sing for clouds,
Sing for snow so bright.

Sing for milk, sing for chalk,
Sing for cotton, too.
And sing for little polar bears
Who play down at the zoo.
                                Elizabeth Scofield
 

MARY WORE A WHITE SHIRT
Tune:  “Mary Wore a Red Dress”

Mary wore a white shirt,
A white shirt, a white shirt
Mary wore a white shirt,
To preschool today.
                                Adapted Traditional
(Continue singing about other children and clothes they are wearing that are white.)