Books for Preschool Lesson Plan: The Color Black
The Black Book of Colours by Cottin Menena
Black All Around! by Patricia Hubbell
Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
Black: Seeing Black All Around Usby Michael Dahl
Snacks for Preschool Lesson Plan: The Color Black
– black olives
– black beans (Serve a portion of black beans with rice to your students. This is an exceptionally healthy snack!)
Personally, the idea of black sugar cookies does not appeal to me. Unless, now that I think about it, Halloween is near. In that case, black icing on sugar cookies shaped like bats is a fantastic idea!
Art Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: The Color Black
10 black dots: Have your preschool students cut out ten black dots from construction paper. Now encourage them to make pictures with the black dots and colorful markers on a large sheet of white construction paper. If they are having difficulty coming up with ideas, give them some hints like, “A snowman has two black ___ of coal.” The answer, of course, being two black eyes of coal.
8 ants: Have your preschool students count out 8 plastic ants. Let them draw a picnic scene on a sheet of white paper with crayons or markers and glue the ants to the picture.
Finger painting: Let your preschool students finger paint with black paint.
Car tracks: Set out some toy cars and trucks, black paint on a paper plate and white construction paper. Or, rather than individual projects, let your preschool class work together on a long sheet of butcher paper. Have your preschoolers dip the wheels of the vehicles in the black paint and then roll them across the paper.
Songs/Finger Plays/Rhymes for Preschool Lesson Plan: The Color Black
Scroll down this page to find the finger play Two Little Black Birds.
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
The rhyme 8 Ants can be found by scrolling down the page at this link.
Other Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: The Color Black
Before class time, make eight cut outs of black ants for your flannel board. Also, cut a circle out of white flannel to represent a paper plate. Now use these props as you and your preschool students recite the rhyme 8 Ants.
During circle time, have your preschoolers (one at a time) point to a black object in the classroom.
Designate a Black Day when you and your students will wear black clothing to preschool.