Use the classic children’s story of Elmer by David McKee to teach basic colour vocabulary. After reading the story, use a song, collage or dice game to help students use their new vocabulary.
This lesson plan gives instructions for activities that can be used with children aged 2 – 8 years old. After listening to the story of Elmer, children can make their own patchwork elephants, play a collaborative drawing and dice game, and sing a song about Elmer. Guaranteed to help children learn the names of colors in English!
Simple picture cards to introduce children to the color vocabulary they will need for these activities.
My students love shouting out the names of the colors as we sing this song!
Give your students free reign to use their creativity on this one, and all the elephants are different.
Use these to help explain the game to students with limited English.
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