Books for Preschool Lesson Plan: The Color Orange
Orange by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann
Each Orange Had 8 Slices by Paul Giganti, Jr.
Orange in my World by Joanne Winne
Armadillo’s Orange by Jim Arnosky
Snacks for Preschool Lesson Plan: The Color Orange
– mandarin orange slices
– orange juice
– gold fish crackers
– macaroni and cheese
A fun snack idea for the color orange is to let your preschool students cut circles out of toast with cookie cutters. Then have them spread orange marmalade on the slices of toast. Toasty sunshine!
Art Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: The Color Orange
Paint with oranges: Give your students fresh whole oranges, orange paint and a sheet of light orange (or white) construction paper. Let them paint to their hearts’ delight! Be warned. This is a very messy activity. Make sure that your preschoolers have their sleeves rolled up and smocks on. You might want to cover the floor with newspaper, since, well…oranges roll! As in roll in the orange paint, across and off the table and onto the linoleum. Oh, dear!
Orange slices: Give each of your preschool students a sheet of orange construction paper on which you have printed eight orange slices. Instruct them to cut out the orange slices and glue them on another full sheet of construction paper. Have them write a number 1-8 next to each of the orange slices.
Songs/Finger Plays/Rhymes for Preschool Lesson Plan: The Color Orange
Children’s songs about oranges can be found at this link.
The short rhyme Orange as a Carrot is on the first page of the PDF file found at ebtl0108_Songs-1.pdf
Berry Merry is a children’s rhyme about colors. It includes an orange cat that eats an orange berry. It is found on page 54 at this link.
Other Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: The Color Orange
Here’s a blast from the past! Sing Oranges, Smoranges. Witchy Poo sang this song on the Saturday morning show H. R. Pufnstuf.
Make characters that correspond with those in the rhyme Berry Merry for your flannel board. Also make the various colored berries. When you get to the orange cat stanza, have your preschool students shout out the word orange.
Orange toss: Have your preschool students sit in a circle. Say and student’s name and then toss the orange to her. Have that student say another student’s name and toss the orange to him. Continue until every child has participated at least once.