My Many Coloured Days by Dr Seuss

Hello children,

This will be the last story I will read for awhile but there will be plenty more in September.  I’ve chosen this book because it really expresses how we can feel some days.

My Many Coloured Days: Amazon.co.uk: Seuss: 8601404395666: Books

https://f.io/WW6x3TPY  

At the very beginning of the video I mentioned that this Dr. Seuss story was different to the others.  Like all his stories this is written in rhyme too.  Can you hear the rhyming words in the story?  You’ll have to listen carefully.  What might be different with this story?  Think about  what the story is about, the characters and the illustrations.  Dr Seuss usually writes silly poetry about made up funny creatures.  Is this story the same?

One of the activities that Mrs Mitzman has asked you to try is a Mindfulness Jar.  It might be fun to include a  colour to show how you feel.  You could find things around the house with the colours from the story and choose the colour to suit your mood.  How did this story make you feel?  It’s good to talk about how you’re feeling.  Your families and your teachers or friends are there to chat to.  Sometimes we can feel better just because we’ve talked about something.

http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/booknook/many_colored_days.pdf

Here are some great activities you might like to try.  There are loads more ideas of course.  You can check some out on Pinterest too.  In the fall, we’ll be able to put more ideas for fun things to do on Instagram  so keep checking back for more information.

http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/colors/songs

There are lots of songs that have colour as their theme or in their title.     My favourites are  Yellow Submarine by the Beatles, 99 Red Balloon by Nena and Mr Blue Sky by ELO.    They’re all really fun to dance and sing to.  Can you think of any songs with colours in them?  What about your family?  You could play a game and each person has a turn thinking of a song with a colour in it.    The Singing Walrus has a song about colours, have you heard it?

https://childhood101.com/preschool-color-songs-fingerplays-rhymes/

Rainbow Colors Song | The Singing Walrus – YouTube

Until next time, as always do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your brains on for good learning.  Have a wonderful holiday filled with fun.  See you in September!

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Howe