Deep Blue Sea: A Book of Colors Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
- The Deep Blue Sea: A Book of Colors by Audrey Wood
- red Play-Doh
- white Play-Doh
- black Play-Doh
- yellow Play-Doh
- purple Play-Doh
- brown Play-Doh
- gray Play-Doh
- orange Play-Doh
- green Play-Doh
- blue Play-Doh
- 1 sheet of cardboard per student (roughly 8" X 8")
Set Up and Prepare
Be sure to buy Play-Doh, or Crayola Dough. Many of the generic brands are cheaper, but they have a strong smell and the consistency is often greasy. If you are not able to locate all of the colors needed, you may need to mix some of the Play-Doh to create the desired colors. This could be a helpful color mixing opportunity for students.
Explain that students will have the opportunity to create images from the book, by pressing Play-Doh onto the cardboard for a 3 dimensional effect. Demonstrate this by modeling the technique for students.
Reread the story, allowing students the time to create the following on their cardboard: blue sea, red rock, green tree, brown nut, purple parrot, orange butterfly, black spot, yellow sun, white cloud, gray cloud and multi-colored rainbow. (For the clouds, you may decide to have students create one cloud that is half white and half gray.)
Have students create a mural on butcher paper.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Hello Red Fox