Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni is such a wonderful story and really lends itself to so many extension activities! It’s a story about two friends, Little Blue and Little Yellow, who are so excited to see each other, they hug. They mix and turn green and run around playing and having fun. This causes a few problems once it’s time to go home.
One of my favorites things to do with the story is something I did as a Kindergarten teacher. (Which I of course learned from my fabulous Kindergarten partners!)
We would put together little baggies containing a little yellow and little blue ball of play dough for the students to take home. (Here’s a recipe for one of our favorite play doughs. It’s very soft~ perfect for mixing colors!) Attached to each baggy was a note inviting the parents to ask their child to retell the story using the little balls of play dough. The students were always so excited to do this and couldn’t wait to bring it home. (And they also couldn’t wait to get to mix the colored play dough while retelling the story!)
Wouldn’t this be a fun thing to pass out to your child’s class after being a guest reader in their classroom and sharing this book?
Here’s a free printable with directions to attach to each baggy.
Some other follow up activities to Little Blue and Little Yellow:
- Use tear art to create your own pictures similar to the ones in the book. Tell a story using the picture you made.
- Do our chromatography experiment showing which colors make up the color green.
- Talk or write about any connections you have to the story. Did it remind you of anything from your life or any other books you’ve read?
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