ABC and 123: The Color Gray

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Color Gray

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Typically, here in Michigan November brings with it shades of gray (grey), as our sky seems little more than clouds. Pleasantly, we are enjoying a break from the gray clouds today but will be posting gray activities and ideas as promised.

Learn a little bit about the color gray. Did you know that unlike many other colors, gray is not known to evoke a specific emotion, although we often associate it with moodiness?

Is Gray a real color?
Technically, gray is not a color. Light can not be mixed to create gray.

Enchanted Learning identifies shades of gray and familiar gray objects.

Print off a Gray Coloring Sheet.

Think of and write (or draw) 8 gray-colored things. Perhaps you could also use this worksheet to record items found on a gray hunt.

Paint gray clouds on blue paper. Or take a look at some of these other gray art projects.

Play a little gray guessing game using the following rhyme:
“I know an animal that is colored gray.It moves around like this, all day!”
Let your children take turns reciting the poem and moving like a gray animal.
Other children try to guess what animal they are supposed to be.
Ex. Hopping bunnies; scurrying mice; elephants stomping around or horses galloping

Fingerpaint with black and white until it turns gray.

With older children experiment with this Gray Step exploration.

Read about elephants and make gray elephant art projects.
Watch Dumbo

Preserve your child's handprint forever using a stepping stone mold and gray cement

Snack Idea:
~Frost cookies with gray frosting and decorate with licorice whiskers to make gray creatures.
~Oatmeal
~Make a castle cake and frost it with stone gray
~Mushrooms

Sing a song of gray!
GRAY "London Bridge"

G-R-A-Y THAT SPELLS GRAY,
THAT SPELLS GRAY,
THAT SPELLS GRAY.
G-R-A-Y THAT SPELLS GRAY,
GRAY IS A COLOR!

ELEPHANTS AND MICE ARE GRAY,
MICE ARE GRAY,
MICE ARE GRAY.
ELEPHANTS AND MICE ARE GRAY.
GRAY IS A COLOR!

3 comments:

  1. Just wanted to let you know, you spelled 'color' like 'golor' in the title of this post, hehe. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  2. We like the book Grey Mouse by Anke de Vries. It would go well with your activity ideas.

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