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YELLOW
QUICK STARTS FOR YELLOW
Peel yellow bananas.
Look for yellow flowers.
Play with yellow felt shapes on a felt board.
Sort out yellow Lego.
Make popcorn from yellow kernels.
Make yellow yarn sun pictures.
Play with yellow ducks in a tub of water.
Make lemonade.
Paint yellow sun pictures.
Pick dandelion’s.
Make a yellow paper collage.
 
YELLOW ART
 
YELLOW PRINTING
You will need yellow fruits and vegetables for this activity.
Cut lemons, yellow squash, and yellow bell peppers in half.
Place folded paper towels in shallow container.
Pour on small amounts of yellow tempera paint.
Invite your children to press the cut sides of the fruit and veggies onto the paint-covered towels,
Then stamp them on white paper to make yellow prints.
 
SUN PICTURES

Give your child a sheet of white or light blue paper.
Place a small dab of yellow paint in the upper half of her paper.
Give her a small Q-tip.
Show her how to put the Q-tip in the yellow paint and then move the tip out so that it makes a yellow line (or sun ray).
Have your child continue making sun rays all around the yellow paint to make a yellow sun up in the sky.
When the sun has dried, give your child some marking pens and have her create an outdoor picture under her yellow sun.
 
CORN COB PRINTS
You will need a used dried corn cob for this activity.
Set out a small tray or plate with a paper towel folded on top.
Cover the towel with yellow paint.
Set out some heavy construction paper and the dry corn cob.
Show your child how to dip the cob in the paint, making sure it is covered completely on one side.
Then show your child how to press the paint side of the cob onto his paper to make a cob print.
Let your child repeat the printing process as many times as he would like.
 
YELLOW DAFFODIL FLOWERS
You will need yellow paper baking cups for this activity.
Give your child two yellow baking cups.
Show her how to use her hand to flatten the two cups.
Then give her a piece of paper and some glue.
Show her how to place some glue onto her paper and then place a baking cup on top.
Repeat, so that both of the yellow cups are on the paper resembling flowers.
Next, give your child two more yellow baking cups and have them glue the cups as they are on top of the flattened cups, creating two daffodils.
Set out a green marking pen, for your child to make stems and leaves for her daffodils.
 
YELLOW SUN CATCHERS
Have your child tear yellow tissue paper into small pieces.
Set out some clear-contact paper with the sticky side up, approximately 6” x 6”.
Have your child place the yellow tissue paper onto the sticky paper.
Encourage your child to overlap the tissue pieces as they work.
When your child is done, cover the first paper with another piece of contact paper.
Tape your child’s sun catcher to a window that gets sunshine.
 
YELLOW BABY CHICKS
You will need an egg carton, some cotton balls and some dry yellow tempera paint for this project.
Cut apart the egg cups from the egg carton and set aside.
Pour a tablespoon of dry tempera paint into a small lunch bag (or plastic bag).
Have your child dump three or four cotton balls into the bag.
Roll the top of the bag so that it is secure.
Let your child shake and shake the bag.
Carefully, remove the cotton balls and place them on a paper towel.
Then, have your child place some glue in the bottom of an egg cup and gently place a yellow cotton ball into the cup.
Finish off the baby chicks, by adding two black paper eyes and an orange triangle beak.
Let your child make one or four of these cute yellow chicks.
 
YELLOW GAMES
 
YELLOW WALK
Tape a yellow square of paper or poster board to the floor for each of your children.
Also tape a few squares of other colored paper or poster board to the floor.
Then play music and have the children walk around the squares.
Whenever you stop the music, have them each find a yellow square to stand on.
Continue the game as long as interest lasts.
 
MOVING WITH YELLOW
Tie yellow crepe-paper streamers to your children’s wrists.
Have them move their streamers as directed in the following song.

FLY YOUR YELLOW
Tune:  “The Farmer in the Dell”

Fly your yellow up.                    (hold hands up)
Fly your yellow down.               (hold hands down)
Fly your yellow all around.        (twirl around)
Then fly it up and down.          (move hands up and down)

 
ONE YELLOW DUCK
Here is a fun movement game for a group of three or more children.
Have your children pretend that they are yellow ducks inside a barn.
Recite the following rhyme.
Choose one child to go outside and play - walking around and quacking.
Then when you start the second verse, have the first child choose another child to join her.

Continue until all the ducks are outside playing.

One yellow duck went out to play
On a bright and sunny day.
She was having so much fun,
She called for another yellow duck to come.

Two yellow ducks went out to play
On a bright and sunny day.
They were having so much fun,
They called for another yellow duck to come.
                        Jean Warren
                        Adapted Traditional

(Continue until all your ducks (or children) are out playing in the sun.)
 
YELLOW FRUIT AND VEGGIE FUN
In a large basket, place two each of various yellow fruits and vegetables, such as; lemons, bananas, apples, summer squash, bell peppers, and ears of corn.  Let your children use the items to play the following games.
Find the matching fruits and vegetables.  Put the pairs on separate plates.
Select two matching fruits or veggies and hold one in each hand.  Which is heavier?  Which is lighter?  Weigh the items to check responses.
Set out a shopping bag.  Count the fruits and vegetables while putting them into the bag and taking them out.
Set up a store with yellow fruits and vegetables.
 
CORNMEAL FUN
Place one or two inches of  yellow cornmeal in the bottom of a large dishpan or a small empty water table.
Put in small cars and animals for your children to play with.
 
COUNTING DANDELIONS
Go for a walk with your child or children.
Have them count how many dandelions they spy.

YELLOW LANGUAGE
 
YELLOW RIDDLES
Make up yellow riddles and invite your child to guess the answers.  Here are a few to get you started.
I’m big and yellow.  I have wheels.  I take kids to school.  What am I?  (school bus)
I’m tasty, smooth and yellow.  You can spread me on toast or melt me and pour me over popcorn.  What am I?  (butter)
I’m a yellow flower.  I grow in the grass.  People call me “dandy”.  What am I? (dandelion)

DAFFY-DOWN-DILLY
Here is a fun old nursery rhyme you can teach your children.
            Daffy-down Dilly
            Has come to town
            With a yellow petticoat
            And a pretty green gown.
            Daffy-down Dilly
 

YELLOW, YELLOW HAPPY FELLOW
Here is a rhyme about the sun.
            Yellow, yellow happy fellow,
            Shinning way up high.
            Sending warmth and sunny days
            From his home up in the sky.
                                          Jean Warren

 
YELLOW WRITING

 
WRITING PRACTICE
Let your children use yellow chalk to write on a chalkboard or outside on the sidewalk.
Or put a thin layer of yellow cornmeal in a baking pan and let your children take turns writing in the cornmeal with their fingers.

 
YELLOW SCIENCE
 
MAKING BUTTER
Fill a plastic jar one-half way with heavy whipping cream and fasten the lid tightly.
Sit in a circle with your children and pass the jar around.
Let each child shake the jar at least 20 times before passing it to the next person.
After about five minutes of vigorous shaking the whipping cream will turn into butter.
When the butter is formed, rinse off the whey and add a little salt.
Let your children spread their butter on crackers for a yummy snack.
 
MEASURING CORNMEAL
Fill a small plastic dishpan one-third full with yellow cornmeal. 
Set out measuring cups.Invite two children at a time to use the cups to measure the cornmeal.
Help your children discover how many small cups of cornmeal fit into one big cup and so on.
 
GROWING YELLOW
Let your children grow some yellow flower seeds, such as marigolds or daisies.
 
SEARCHING FOR YELLOW

Take your child to the fruit and vegetable section of your local grocery store.
Have them search through the fruits and vegetables to find ones that are yellow.
 
SEARCHING FOR CORN
Another fun activity to do at the grocery store is to hunt for corn products.
Help your child locate, corn chips, corn on the cob, corn kernels in a can, cornmeal, cornbread, popcorn.
 
YELLOW SNACKS
 
YELLOW SNACK IDEAS
Serve fresh or canned pineapple.
Eat corn on the cob with butter.
Fix chicken noodle soup.
Make some cornbread.
Make banana pudding.
Fix some deviled eggs.

YELLOW SONGS & RHYMES
 

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING YELLOW
Tune:  “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

If you see something yellow, wiggle, jiggle.
If you see something yellow, wiggle, juggle.
If you see something yellow,
Wiggle, jiggle just like Jell-O.
If you see something yellow, wiggle, jiggle.
                                    Liz Ryerson
 

DAFFY-DOWN-DILLY

Daffy-down-dilly
Has come to town.
In a yellow petticoat
And a green gown.
                   Traditional

 
BRIGHT YELLOW SUN

Tune:  “Row, Row, Row You Boat”

Bright sun shining down,
Shining on the ground.
What a lovely face you have,
Yellow, big and round.
                   Susan A. Miller
 

YELLOW, YELLOW HAPPY FELLOW

Yellow, yellow happy fellow
Running through the town.
Yellow, yellow happy fellow
Jumping up and down.
                         Jean Warren