A Colorful World Book

Last week, my class made this book of colors.

You can title this book “A Colorful World”. Since I teach in a Christian school, I gave our books the title “God’s Colorful World”. I printed out clipart for the children to glue on each page. Some of your children may be able to cut around the clipart pictures themselves, but since most of my class is really struggling to manipulate scissors, I cut the pictures out myself and had the children glue them in the book. I put each child’s clipart pictures in a small basket and had them match the colors to the correct page. To make the pages of the book, I cut sheets of construction paper in half.

Here are the printable clipart pictures for the book:
(The pictures are spaced apart to make it easier for those children who are able to cut.)

Download: Clipart pictures Red/Yellow/Blue

Download: Clipart pictures Orange/Green/Purple

Download: Clipart pictures Gray/Brown/Black

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Comments

  1. says

    This reminds me of little books I did with the children at church this summer. After my trip to visit orphans in Cambodia last summer, our church began sponsoring four children. This summer we had another church member travel to Cambodia to visit the children (and the others who live in the small home with them). I printed little books: God Made Colors. On each page of the book our church children illustrated the color using a different art medium. For example: God made the blue oceans. The children used shades of blue water color. God made the yellow sun. The children used markers, glue and glitter. . . .

    It was great. Each book had the same text but the illustrations were unique in every book. We sent 28 little books to Cambodia so all of the children in Cambodia could “own” and read their very book. And it was even more special because they were made with love.

  2. jj says

    i love this book and i do a fall one similar to this. just an idea for kindergarteners….have them draw their own pics for each color. parents (and i) really get a kick out of seeing their interpretations of things and then they have a keepsake to look back on when they are adults at how they used to draw!

    thanks for your site….love it!

  3. Mary Clark says

    Would you know where to get the “word cards” that are used in the prekinder.com Writing Center classroom?

    • says

      They are made by Trend & I bought them at the local teacher store. They sell two sets: I bought “Picture Words” & “More Picture Words”. Item # T-53004 and T-53005.

  4. Natalie says

    I love this idea, though a little puzzled. If the children are struggling with scissor skills, then surely it would be much better for them to do it and therefore get more practise. And it then goes to purpose. Is the book to look pretty or is to be the work of the child?

    • says

      Natalie, since I did this in August, which is the first month of school in the U.S., several of the kids had little or no experience with scissors and were not yet able to cut or even hold a pair of scissors. The objective of the lesson was not cutting skills (nor looking pretty). The objective of the lesson was learning about the Creation story, and I added in the color matching to integrate a skill into the religion lesson. When children have no scissor skills I feel it is best to have them cut play dough first, then move on to cutting one inch strips of paper. Having them cut curves on paper around a picture at that stage doesn’t make sense to me. I can assure you that the lessons I do always have purpose and I put a lot of thought into what I do and why.

  5. says

    These are great, but do you have them in just black and white so the children can color them in themselves??
    My school’s copy machine only prints in black and white so all the colors will come out grey or black. :)

  6. Lisa says

    Hi there!!

    Thank you for this lovely idea :) I would LOVE to see more Christian activities/ideas! I appreciate your thoughtfulness in making these ideas and printables available.

    God bless!

  7. Amber says

    We are studying creation right now along with color words. This project easily brings both together. I have been gleaning ideas from your blog most of the afternoon since I just came across it! Thanks for the time and effort you put into this!
    I wanted to print off the colored clipart pages; however, each one has an error and say “not found.” Is there anywhere else I can get them? If not, I’m sure I can come up with something. Thanks for the great ideas!

  8. Jewel says

    I’m a preschool teacher your website is truly a blessing! Thank you for sharing your ideas and talent to us. God bless.

  9. Donna says

    Thank You for creating a web page like this. You are a blessing. It helps in making our free summer program productive and unique every year. hope you could help me more by sending more printables activity sheets. We will start our summer program on the 22nd of May.Hope to hear from you soon.
    God Bless.

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